The Cleveland Browns appeared to be in the midst of a miraculous turnaround this season and the presence of new starting quarterback Brian Hoyer was a huge part of that success. Well, the Browns might have to move on with a different man under center.
Hoyer went down early during Thursday night’s showdown with the Buffalo Bills, and the Browns fear that he might have torn his ACL.
Browns are concerned QB Brian Hoyer tore his ACL last night but will not know for until he undergoes an MRI today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 4, 2013
Until Hoyer undergoes an MRI on Friday, the Browns are unsure of the extent of the damage done to his knee. The injury occurred after Hoyer scrambled in the first quarter, and got his knee caught under his body after an awkward slide. He immediately began wincing in pain before limping his way to the sideline and heading to the locker room.
Since taking over as the Browns’ starter, Hoyer had led them to a 2-0 record while throwing for 590 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.
If his ACL is in fact torn, Hoyer will miss the remainder of the 2013 campaign. If that’s the case, the Browns will likely move forward with 2012 first-rounder Brandon Weeden, who was the starter when the regular season kicked off.
What was turning out to be a breakout year for Hoyer has quickly become yet another letdown for the Browns. Leave it to Cleveland to lose their new star quarterback to a slide.