CLEVELAND, Ohio — Browns linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. was taken off the field on a cart with 10:34 left in the third quarter of Thursday night’s Browns-Steelers game.
The Browns players knelt around Walker as he lay face down on the field. He was eventually rolled onto his back and loaded onto the cart with an air cast on his left leg. He was officially kicked out.
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Walker fell in pursuit of a screen play and it appeared that Steelers offensive lineman Chukwuma Okorafor stepped on his leg.
Walker won the Browns’ starting center linebacker position in training camp and is normally the player who calls the team’s defensive signals. He was replaced by third-year linebacker Jacob Phillips.
Walker is one of the Browns’ team captains.
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