Browns vs. Vikings 2013 injury report: Brandon Weeden out, Brian Hoyer in against Minnesota


Second-year quarterback and mid-life crisis sufferer Brandon Weeden is out with a thumb injury on his throwing hand, while the Vikings head into Sunday at full-strength.

In the span of a few days, the Cleveland Browns lost both of their two previous first-round draft choices. Running back Trent Richardson was traded to the Colts for a 2014 first-rounder, and quarterback Brandon Weeden has gone down with a thumb injury on his throwing hand. Weeden will be back -- eventually -- as the Browns continue to be "Down-ey for Clowney" or "Bridge-jump for Bridgewater."

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Joining Weeden on the sidelines for Sunday's game is Browns linebacker Quentin Groves, who will sit with an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings may be the healthiest team in the NFL. Of the 10 players listed on their injury report, nine of them should suit up Sunday. The Vikings have three offensive linemen on the injury report -- including tackle Phil Loadholt -- but all three are expected be in the lineup against Cleveland.

Browns injury report


QB Brandon Weeden (thumb)
LB Quentin Groves (ankle)


OL Shawn Lauvao (ankle)


DL Ahtyba Rubin (calf)


WR Josh Cooper (shin)
DT Desmond Bryant (wrist)
DB T.J. Ward (shoulder)

Vikings injury report


TE Rhett Ellison (knee)


T Phil Loadholt (knee)
DT Kevin Williams (knee)
C John Sullivan (knee)
G Brandon Fusco (shoulder)
LB Erin Henderson (heel)
S Harrison Smith (shoulder)
S Mistral Raymond (shoulder)
DT Fred Evans (shoulder)

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