Johnny Manziel out for season with hamstring injury
The Browns’ rookie quarterback hurt his hamstring against the Carolina Panthers.
After a disappointing first professional start, Johnny Manziel’s second attempt lasted less than one half. According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a hamstring injury will prevent him from getting another shot until next season.
Manziel hurt his hamstring during the second quarter of the Cleveland Browns’ 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The rookie was scrambling to the left sideline when his leg rolled up under Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly. Manziel appeared to be in pain immediately as he limped over to the bench. After a brief examination, the Browns’ medical staff shepherded him off to the locker room. He did not return.
The news that Manziel’s season is over was expected in Cleveland after the injury, and the rookie was quick to discuss his hopes to be “the guy” next season for the Browns.
Complicating the Browns’ quarterback situation is Brian Hoyer’s health. According to Jason La Canfora, Hoyer picked up a shoulder injury and is considered “day to day.” If he cannot suit up for the season finale, undrafted rookie Connor Shaw would be pressed into duty.