BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – Cleveland Browns’ veteran linebacker Anthony Walker will miss the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his quad.
He suffered the injury in Thursday night’s 29-17 over the Steelers.
A MRI on Friday revealed the severity of the injury, and Walker will soon undergo season-ending surgery.
Walker was officially placed on injured reserve, and it is considered a 5-7 month recovery process.
In his second season with the Browns, Walker served as a team captain. He started all three games this season, and totaled seven tackles, four tackles for loss and two passes defensed.
He will be replaced in the lineup by third-year pro Jacob Phillips.
The Browns are off on Sunday but will return to action on the road in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 2.