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Cleveland Browns Veteran Linebacker Will Reportedly 'Require' Season Ending Surgery

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The Cleveland Browns got a big division win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Thursday night. Unfortunately, the hard-earned victory came at a significant cost. A key member of the Cleveland defense is going to miss the rest of the season. 

Browns linebacker Anthony Walker tore his quad on Thursday night vs. the Steelers. He will "require" season-ending surgery. The belief is that Walker will need five to seven months of recovery. 

A significant hit to the Browns defense and disappointing development for Walker. 

"An MRI today on Browns’ LB Anthony Walker revealed that he tore his quad tendon and he now will require season-ending surgery, per source. It is considered to be a 5-to-7 month injury," said ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This appears to be the play Anthony Walker was injured on. He was carted off the field a few minutes later. 

We wish Walker well in his recovery. 

The Browns, meanwhile, get the weekend off after playing Thursday night. They will next play on Oct. 2 vs. the Atlanta Falcons.