Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a right knee injury during the first quarter of the team’s Thursday Night Football match up against the Buffalo Bills and there was immediately some concern that he had suffered a torn ACL.
On Friday morning, Hoyer underwent an MRI on the injured knee and the concern was confirmed.
For Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 4, 2013
It is devastating for Hoyer after having such a hot start during his two games with the first-team offense, but it’s the harsh reality and cruelty of the NFL world.
Hoyer will likely miss the remainder of the season after having his knee repaired, which means former first-round pick Brandon Weeden will be running with the starters and looking to keep the Browns on their current role.
Cleveland sits in sole possession of first-place in the AFC North and they hope to build off of the momentum they have built.