The boyhood dream of Brian Hoyer becoming the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback may have just ended, after he was hit trying to scramble for a first-down when Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso planted him into the ground. Hoyer’s leg got caught awkwardly underneath him and he stayed on the ground in pain for a few minutes before limping off the field:
After rolling around in pain for a few minutes, he had to be helped off of the field, and was eventually taken back to the locker-room under his own power, but did walk very gingerly. The Browns called it a right knee injury.
At first glance, it looked like his return to the game would be highly questionable. Now, Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Hoyer is in fact questionable to return:
Brutal luck for Brian Hoyer here man. He is being evaluated for injury and his return is questionable
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 4, 2013
It’s been an amazing story to watch unfold with Hoyer in Cleveland, the city where he grew up and went to Browns games as a kid. He was even present for the final game played at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1995, before the move to Baltimore the following season.