Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden sustained what is being called a sprained thumb on his throwing hand. The injury occurred late in the game as the Browns fell to the Baltimore Ravens for the 11th straight time, this time to the tune of 14-6.
Weeden smacked his right hand against the helmet of left guard John Greco midway through the fourth quarter. He left the field without much knowledge of the incident, giving way to reserve quarterback Jason Campbell. X-rays were negative, but Weeden would not re-enter the game.
“It was tough to put pressure on the ball,” the second-year quarterback said. “It hurts. Doesn’t feel too good.”
Weeden finished the game completing 21-of-33 passes for 227 yards and rushed twice for seven yards. Campbell is expected to start Week 3’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings in the event Weeden cannot play.
Linebacker Quentin Groves also left Sunday’s Week 2 loss early with an ankle injury. Groves went down while covering the second-half kickoff and did not return. X-rays were negative, but the off-season acquisition reportedly left the stadium in a walking boot and using crutches. Rookie Barkevious Mingo would likely see increased snap counts in the event Groves is forced to miss time.