Remember what I said a few hours ago about an athlete visiting Dr. Andrews is sorta like Joe Six-Pack minding his own business only to see the "Faces of Death" truck pull up? Brady Quinn had an appointment with the good doctor today and, well, prognosis negative.
According to FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer, Quinn's 2008 season is over.
... Quinn is done for the year after doctors revealed that the break to his right index finger has gotten worse since he's tried to play through the injury, sources told FOXSports.com.Yeah, that sucks. It would've been nice for Quinn to finish out the year, get some experience, and give the front office an idea of what they had to work with heading into the offseason. Instead, Derek Anderson (Sparky!) will get a chance to re-redeem himself. Given how he performed last week, I don't expect much will change.
Team sources said that Quinn and the team made the decision together earlier today. Sources say that not only has the break in his right index finger worsened, but it is also starting to injure the tendons as well.
As for Quinn, here's a question probably worth asking head coach Romeo Crennel: why would you let a guy with a broken index finger on his throwing hand even take the field, especially given that he could do enough damage to prematurely end his season? Surely the medical staff knew that there was a chance the injury could get worse, right? Or maybe they were preoccupied battling the latest staph infection outbreak.
Whatever, the Browns will likely be overhauled this offseason; general manager Phil Savage, Crennel and Anderson could all be elsewhere in 2009, and if there's a God in heaven, the team will make sure they're never again in the position to have to start Brandon McDonald.
On the bright side, Cleveland's new (old) starting quarterback did go to the Pro Bowl last February. Hmm...