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Cody Kessler ruled out with a concussion after brutal hit by Steelers

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A big hit forced the Browns to put in Josh McCown.

The Cleveland Browns’ quarterback woes continued on Sunday, when starter Cody Kessler went down with an apparent head injury after taking a hit from Lawrence Timmons of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Kessler was able to get up and walked off of the field. He took a shoulder to the head on the hit from Timmons, and Josh McCown came in at quarterback for the Browns.

Kessler was 7-of-14 for 129 yards and an interception when the hit happened, with the Steelers up 17-3 in the third quarter. Pittsburgh received a personal foul for the hit.

The rookie has started seven games for the winless Browns this season, and had actually played well in a couple of starts.

Browns head coach Hue Jackson didn’t have a very encouraging update after the game, saying Kessler could be done for the year.

The Browns ruled Kessler out for the rest of the game with a concussion.