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Browns' Brian Hoyer Has Torn ACL, Out For Year

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Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images.
Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images.

It appears that the Brian Hoyer era in Cleveland is going to come to a premature end. Alex Flanagan of the NFL Network reports that the Cleveland Browns fear that Hoyer may have torn ligaments in his right knee. He is set to undergo an MRI on his knee tomorrow to see whether or not he tore his ACL, and the team doesn’t seem to be very optimistic about his prognosis.

Hoyer was forced out of the game after rookie LB Kiko Alonso hit him while he was attempting to slide, and his feet were caught awkwardly underneath him. After several moments on the ground, Hoyer limped to the sideline and eventually into the locker room.

Brandon Weeden took over for Hoyer, and it looks like the Browns may be forced to stick with Weeden for the foreseeable future. He threw for 197 yards on 13-of-24 attempts with a touchdown, and the Browns won 37-24.

Update: The Browns confirmed that Hoyer's ACL is torn and that he'll miss the rest of the season.