Browns QB Brian Hoyer Has a Partially Torn ACL

Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) is attended to by medical staff after being injured during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer has a partially torn ACL but will get a second opinion before getting it repaired. Hoyer has helped revive the Cleveland Browns this season with his play at the quarterback position and went down 5 minutes into the game on Thursday Night against the Buffalo Bills. Hoyer was attempting to get away from Bills stud rookie LB Kiko Alonso and took a shot in the head on the play, but the damage came to his knee as he couldn’t slide out of the way.

He will take the time to get it looked at for a second opinion, but this injury would likely end his season. It was a great story while it lasted, but it looks like it will have to continue next year.

Hoyer helped lead the team to a couple of wins and started last night’s game that ended in a voctory. With Hoyer on the sideline, the team will likely hand the reigns back over to Brandon Weeden. Weeden helped rally the team last night to victory and will need to help carry the team from this point forward.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Injury Report

Want more from NFL Spin Zone?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.