Browns QB McCoy not practicing with ankle sprain
Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy has a dreaded high ankle sprain, an injury that sidelined Cleveland's other quarterbacks, Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, for weeks.
McCoy is not practicing after injuring his left ankle on a sack in the second half of Sunday's 24-20 loss at Jacksonville.
Browns coach Eric Mangini, normally ultra-secretive about injuries, confirmed on Wednesday that McCoy has a similar injury to the ones experienced by Delhomme and Wallace.
Mangini does not expect McCoy to be back this week, meaning Delhomme will start on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, his team for seven seasons. Mangini remains optimistic that McCoy won't be out as long as either Delhomme or Wallace, who made four starts when Delhomme was hurt.
Mangini said he's favoring Delhomme over Wallace this week because of the 35-year-old's familiarity with the Panthers (1-9).
Delhomme suffered a high ankle sprain in the season opener on Sept. 12, re-injured it on Oct. 10 against Atlanta and hasn't played since.