Cleveland Browns refute report about Weeden’s finger injury

Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns were supposed to be one of the most improved teams in the NFL. However, after falling to the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens over the first two weeks, the Browns will likely have to head into a matchup against the Vikings in Minnesota without quarterback Brandon Weeeden.

According to the Akron Beacon-Journal, Weeden underwent an MRI on his thumb and it “wouldn’t be surprising” if head coach Rod Chudzinski ruled him out of Sunday’s game.

Mike Trivisonno of WTAM, a radio station in Cleveland reported that Weeden’s thumb is “really screwed up” and that he could be out a “long, long, long time, possibly the season.”

Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert quickly denied the report.

Chudzinski said he would wait to see how Weeden responds on Wednesday.

“We’ll see how it responds in the next couple of days,” Chudzinski said. “It’s the next morning. You don’t always get an indication on how quickly guys start feeling better.”

Veteran Jason Campbell replaced Weeden he went down, but another veteran, Brian Hoyer, could also be in the mix.

Topics: Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

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