Browns coach Mike Pettine said he didn’t know whether McCown suffered a broken collarbone. A team spokesman said McCown would undergo more tests Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury.
Backup quarterback Austin Davis spoke as if the news won’t be good for McCown.
“Probably one of the toughest guys I’ve ever played with,” said Davis, who replaced McCown with 8:29 left in the fourth quarter. “You pretty much have to drag him off the field. His arm was falling off, and he went back out there to keep fighting and keep playing.”
Pettine said McCown would start Sunday when the Browns host the Bengals, if he’s healthy enough. That seems like a long shot, though, the story said. Pettine also wouldn’t commit to either Davis or Johnny Manziel as the starter should McCown be ruled out. Manziel was demoted last week from starter to third string after partying during a recent bye-week break, then lying to the Browns when a video showing him singing, dancing and holding a large bottle at a nightclub appeared online. Manziel was coming off his best game in a loss to the Steelers before the bye week incident.