Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden injured the thumb on his throwing hand during the team’s Sunday afternoon loss to the Baltimore Ravens and it looks like that could cost him at least one game this season.
According to reports, it is unlikely that Weeden will take the field for Cleveland in Week 3 of the regular season.
From the Akron Beacon-Journal:
Weeden underwent an MRI on his thumb Monday after suffering the injury Sunday in the fourth quarter of the Browns’ 14-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, a team spokesman confirmed. X-rays on the thumb were negative, Chudzinski said.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Chudzinski ruled out Weeden against the Vikings in one of the next few days. But that hasn’t happened yet because the Browns want to see how Weeden responds to treatment.
With Weeden out, the Browns will turn to either Jason Campbell or Brian Hoyer under center.
Campbell is the man who replaced Weeden after he was injured late in the game, so you would have to consider him the favorite to get the start if Weeden is unable to go.