Colt McCoy Probably Won’t Play Again this Season



Cleveland Browns Quarterback Colt McCoy still isn’t 100% recovered from the brutal concussion he suffered two weeks ago on a head shot from Pittsburgh Steelers defender and brutal killing machine James Harrison.

Update 12-29: from the AP

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy still can’t practice three weeks after sustaining a concussion.

McCoy hasn’t been cleared by team doctors and likely will miss his third straight game Sunday against Pittsburgh. McCoy hasn’t been on the field since he was blasted by Steelers linebacker James Harrison on Dec. 8. Harrison was suspended one game for the illegal helmet-to-helmet shot.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur has not yet ruled out McCoy for the season finale, but it’s almost certain backup Seneca Wallace will start.

McCoy hasn’t practiced at all since the hit and he was home early today after doing “a little physical activity,” coach Pat Shurmur says. McCoy will not travel with the team to Baltimore for Saturday’s game.


Harrison may be a more ruthless version of Brandon Meriweather, but he does have a point. Since the NFL is getting more concerned (or at least showing that they’re more concerned) about player safety that means everyone has to take responsibility, including the “victims” in this case. What else could the Browns doctors have done?

Seneca Wallace will make the start again at quarterback, and with the Browns at 4-11, no McCoy, and another game left versus the Steelers, after the Ravens this week- 4-12 looks likely. With nothing to really play for, it makes sense to just shut McCoy down for the rest of 2011.

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