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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Weeden gets concussion against Steelers

By Jamison Hensley

CLEVELAND -- It seems like the Browns quarterbacks can't get out of a Steelers game healthy.

Rookie first-round pick Brandon Weeden suffered a concussion in Sunday's 20-14 upset win over Pittsburgh. It was just last December when Colt McCoy got a concussion on a hit from James Harrison.

This time, Weeden didn't get hurt by the Steelers. It looked like Weeden banged his head on the leg of offensive tackle Joe Thomas as he fell awkwardly after throwing an incompletion.

"He's good. We had a good conversation," coach Pat Shurmur said. "He's being treated for a concussion, but we'll see where that goes. Some guys come back quickly, some guys don't. So, we'll just see have to see where that's at. He was responsive."

Weeden is a question mark for next Sunday's game at Oakland. Some doctors recommend people to avoid flying for two weeks after sustaining a concussion, especially if it's a long one. The cross-country trip could work against Weeden.

But it could be tough to keep Weeden out. Rookie running back Trent Richardson said after the game that the Browns had to hide Weeden's helmet to stop him from returning Sunday.