quarterback Brian Hoyer had successful surgery on his right knee Friday.
Hoyer had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament at the Cleveland Clinic. A team spokesman said the surgery went well and he is expected to fully recovery.
"We're hopeful in the spring that we'll see him," Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said. "From my understanding, everything went well with the surgery. Just knowing him, from a rehab standpoint, I know he's going to do everything he can to get ready."
Hoyer helped the Browns win two games after replacing injured starter Brandon Weeden
. Hoyer was injured when he slid awkwardly at the end of a run against the Buffalo Bills Oct. 3.
"That's all going a lot further ahead than what I'm looking at right now," Chudzinski said when asked if Hoyer will be the starter when healthy. "But I'm looking forward to him getting back healthy, and we'll see him in the spring."
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