Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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Brian Hoyer's right knee has a long way to go before it's completely healed. He's also trying to mend a broken heart. Hoyer, the hometown quarterback who led his beloved Browns to two straight wins before he sustained a season-ending knee injury on Oct. 3 against Buffalo, said Wednesday that he hasn't quite gotten over that fateful slide at the end of an 11-yard scramble. ''That's the most disappointing thing that's ever happened to me,'' he said. Speaking to reporters for the first time since tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament and undergoing surgery, Hoyer, who began the season as Cleveland's third-string QB, said it's been difficult to move past what happened in just his fourth NFL start, when an apparent routine play turned into a career-altering event. On Cleveland's seventh play, Hoyer took off running and as he neared the sideline, he began to slide. As he hit the turf, Hoyer was drilled from the side by Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso. Hoyer's right cleat g...
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