Browns defensive coordinator: Josh McCown dealing with broken collarbone
Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown appears to be dealing with a more serious injury than originally thought.
Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton said on Friday that McCown broke his collarbone in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens and wound up playing through the injury, per Jason Gibbs of ESPN.
.@Browns DC Ray Horton: Said QB Josh McCown went out and played with a broken collarbone Sunday. Was disappointed they couldn't win for him.
— Jason Gibbs (@BGSUGibbs) September 23, 2016
The veteran was originally said to have suffered a shoulder injury, which was already expected to sideline him for multiple games. A broken collarbone is obviously a much more concerning ailment, so it’s worth wondering if McCown will be forced to join fellow Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III on injured reserve. McCown also suffered a collarbone injury in 2015 that ended his season prematurely.
Rookie Cody Kessler looks like the Browns’ starting quarterback moving forward, and the team just signed Clipboard Jesus himself, Charlie Whitehurst to back Kessler up. That could be Cleveland’s situation under center for a while.