How injured is Cleveland's Holcomb?

Browns lose starting quarterback to a fractured leg.

Just when the Cleveland Browns got the luck they needed to turn around a 0-2 start to the season, starting quarterback Kelly Holcomb will not get the opportunity to celebrate. Holcomb, who engineered the Browns come from behind victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday will likely miss one-to-two weeks with a hairline fracture of right right leg.

 

Running a quarterback sneak out of his own end-zone in the first quarter, Holcomb's right leg was landed upon and the veteran quarterback who won the starting job this summer from Tim Couch was 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, who had suffered a fractured leg last season had struggled in the Browns first two games this season and was having a difficult day against a San Francisco defense that aggressively pursuit the Cleveland offense throughout the afternoon.

 

Adjusting to the 49ers pressure, 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.


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