Browns starting quarterback Brandon Weeden, injured his thumb in his throwing hand. Weeden said after the game, the x-rays were negative. He also said he couldn’t grip the football. That is why he knew he had to leave the game.
He also said he just hurt it an hour ago and he didn’t know how this was going to affect him starting in the next game. He said his thumb was sure hurting a lot. Weeden said he injured his thumb when he hit it on another players helmet sometime during the last drive he played in late in the 4th quarter.
The Browns don’t know if he will be able to play in the Minnesota game. Weeden was 21 of 33 for 227 yards when he injured the thumb. He didn’t throw any interceptions in the game and he had no touchdown passes either.
The second year quarterback continues to struggle when he gets the team into the red zone. He had a shot to get a touchdown when the Browns had the ball on the 7 yard line and were first and goal on their first possession of the game.
Weeden threw a pass that was way left of his receiver in the end-zone that would force the team to settle for a field goal. The Browns have had only one touchdown in 8 quarters of regular season football.
Weeden is ranked 32 out of 33 in ESPN’s total quarterback ranking. This is sad considering the Browns coaching staff said before the season started that the Browns offense was built around the Weeden’s strengths.
The doctors will further evaluate Weeden’s thumb today and should have a better idea of how long he could be out. Having a full strength Weeden is bad enough, having a Weeden who cannot grip the ball properly would be devastating I’ll bet.
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