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Browns QB Anderson sprains left MCL, likely will be done for season

Will the last Cleveland Brown Quarterback please stand up. From ESPN-

It appears the Browns have lost their second quarterback in two weeks.

Just several days after losing Brady Quinn to a broken finger, Cleveland also lost Derek Anderson to a left MCL injury in the waning moments of Sunday’s 10-6 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts. The recovery time for MCL injuries is usually 3-4 weeks, which likely means Anderson is out for the remainder of the 2008 season.


Anderson was hurt Sunday when Browns right tackle Kevin Shaffer landed on Anderson’s leg on the final drive.

“It didn’t look good with him coming off,” Browns coach Romeo Crennel said after the game. “I’m not encouraged by the way he came off the field.”

Ken Dorsey, who entered the year as the third-string quarterback, will start next week against the Tennessee Titans and probably for the rest of the year. He didn’t throw a pass all season until Anderson went down in the fourth quarter. He finished the game 0 for 3.

Brady Quinn is already done for the year. Not much good can be expected from a team reduced to its 3rd string Quarterback. Romeo Crunel’s job is in jeopardy, and Anderson’s injury may spell doom for the coach.

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