Just when the Cleveland Browns got the luck they needed to turn around a 0-2 start to the season, starting quarterback Kelly Holcomb may not get the opportunity to celebrate. Many local media reports have offered that Holcomb, who engineered the Browns come from behind victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday will miss the next four to six weeks with a broken ankle. BerniesInsiders.com is exclusively reporting at this hour that team sources are informing us that it is possible that Holcomb will miss 1-2 weeks.
Running a quarterback sneak out of his own end-zone in the first quarter, 49ers defense end Chidi Ahanotu rolled onto Holcomb's right leg, leaving the Browns quarterback in obvious pain.
The Browns medical staff wrapped Holcomb's lower leg and ankle on the sideline following the conclusion of the offensive series and played the entire game, despite a heavy limp which at times hampered his mobility and his throwing motion.
Holcomb has played with pain several times in his career, once finishing a college game while suffering from a broken jaw, and last year finished the Ravens game while suffering from a broken leg. Holcomb had struggled in the Browns first two games this season and was having a difficult day against a San Francisco defense that aggressively pursued the Cleveland offense throughout the afternoon.
Adjusting to the 49ers pressure and a less-aggressive defensive strategy employed by the San Francisco club in the fourth quarter, the Browns came to life in the fourth quarter and scored 13 unanswered points to deflate a San Francisco team that left the field in disbelief.