View Full Version : Brady Quinn will play with fracture

11-20-2008, 02:30 PM
BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn broke his right index finger in Monday night's win over Buffalo but will try to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.

The team initially thought Quinn only bruised his hand after banging it on the helmet of a Bills player, but X-rays taken after practice Wednesday revealed a fracture on the tip of his finger. A specialist at the Cleveland Clinic cleared Quinn to play.

Making his second career start, Quinn stayed in against Buffalo and finished 14 of 36 for 185 yards.

Browns coach Romeo Crennel said Quinn, who recently took over the starting job from Derek Anderson, was able to grip the ball during practice.

The second-year QB will wear a splint when he is not on the field.


It's doubtful that Cleveland will make the play-offs now, since they need to bank on teams like Miami, New England, Denver, Baltimore and Indianapolis losing. Do you think it's a good idea to let Quinn play with a broken finger, and risk further injury to it?

11-24-2008, 07:38 PM
Coach Romeo Crennel confirmed Monday that Brady Quinn will remain the Browns' starting QB despite being benched for Derek Anderson in Week 12.

Quinn was yanked after throwing two second-half picks, but Crennel says he won't have a short leash going forward. Crennel also confirmed a report that Quinn has a damaged tendon in his right index finger that's affecting his accuracy. Quinn can practice with the injury, however, and will start against a Colts defense that's yielded only four passing TDs all year in Week 13.


11-24-2008, 10:51 PM
Of Brady Quinn's fractured right index finger, Browns coach Romeo Crennel said the injury "makes it tough for him to spin it the way he wants to spin it."

Quinn's completion rate is only 40.7 since his first start in Week 10. He also has two picks and no touchdowns since his debut. Quinn's accuracy could remain an issue because the finger probably won't magically heal soon.


11-24-2008, 11:13 PM
It really doesn't make sense to keep him on the field then. I don't know why the Browns are doing this...

11-25-2008, 06:20 AM
It really doesn't make sense to keep him on the field then. I don't know why the Browns are doing this...

Yeah its pretty dumb. If Brady Quinn is injured and it affects his throwing then it doesnt help the team or Quinn's development for that matter. So why even do it when you have Derek Anderson who is just as capable sitting there waiting. Odds are Derek Anderson will end up in the game at some point anyways....

11-25-2008, 08:21 PM
Browns QB Brady Quinn is paying a visit to noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews Tuesday for a second opinion on his fractured right index figure.

He has had trouble with his accuracy since the injury, and this trip shows the Browns and Quinn are obviously concerned. As of now he remains the starter, but we'll see what Dr. Andrews has to say.


11-25-2008, 11:48 PM
i heard on fox 8 news that quinn is out for season. .

11-26-2008, 11:10 AM
i heard on fox 8 news that quinn is out for season. .

I saw a headline about it before, and it's on ESPN now:


11-26-2008, 11:32 AM
Its official he's done for the season.