The struggling Browns not only lost to the Colts on Sunday, they may have lost starting QB Derek Anderson and star TE Kellen Winslow to serious injuries.
Anderson was injured late in the fourth quarter (video) when he was sacked by Colts DE Robert Mathis for a 10-yard loss. Anderson appeared to have his left leg twisted as he fell, and had to be helped off the field by trainers. The AP is reporting Anderson sprained a knee ligament and is likely done for the season.
“It’s not very good,” said Anderson, who will undergo more tests on Monday. “I felt a burn, a pain. It’s disappointing.”
Browns coach Romeo Crennel announced backup Ken Dorsey, who replaced Anderson to finish the final drive of the game on Sunday, would start next week at Tennessee.
The Browns also lost Winslow to an apparent lower left leg injury on the first play of the third quarter. Winslow was blocking when his left leg was hit from behind and his ankle was caught underneath another player, causing his leg to buckle. He was able to leave the field under his own power and was checked by trainers on the sidelines before later walking to the locker room.
Winslow, who did not return to the game, declined interview requests after the game, according to the AP.