Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will miss the rest of the season
with a torn right knee ligament.
Hoyer, who began the year as Cleveland’s No. 3 quarterback and
led the Browns to wins in two straight starts, was injured at the
end of a scramble in the first quarter of Thursday night’s 37-24
win over Buffalo. Hoyer had sparked the first-place Browns (3-2)
after replacing Brandon Weeden.
Hoyer’s knee was bent awkwardly when he slid on an 11-yard run
and was hit from the side by Bills rookie linebacker Kiko
Hoyer waited five seasons for a chance to start, and he quickly
became a fan favorite because he’s from Cleveland and grew up
rooting for his hometown team.
Weeden replaced Hoyer against the Bills and rallied the Browns
to their third straight win.