Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Friday he was “hoping against hope” for good news about linebacker Anthony Walker after he was driven off the field with his left leg braced on Thursday night.
Unfortunately for the team, the MRI results made it clear that Walker will not be back on the field anytime soon.
Walker suffered a ripped quad at the end of the season, according to multiple reports. Walker will have surgery to fix it.
The injury occurred with 10:22 to go in the third quarter of last night’s game. With Walker already grounded after attacking Chukwuma Okorafor of Steelers on a block, Okorafor then jumped onto Walker’s back.
Okorafor said after the game that he was “just playing a ball”.
Walker initially signed a one-year deal with the Browns in March 2021 and played nine games for the team last season. He re-signed with Cleveland in March 2022 on a one-year deal.
The Colts selected Walker in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, and he spent his first four seasons with the franchise.