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Quinn may have Lisfranc injury

By Marla Ridenour Published: January 11, 2010

Browns quarterback Brady Quinn may not need surgery for the left foot injury he suffered on a bootleg run Dec. 20 at Kansas City.

But the news about Quinn from Browns president Mike Holmgren Monday was not all good.

Holmgren said Quinn may have a Lisfranc injury, which involves the ligaments in the mid-foot and could include a fracture and/or dislocation in that area.

''I just talked with our training staff today,'' Holmgren said on a conference call. ''I don't believe he's going to need surgery. He needs some time, clearly. As far as the specifics of the injury, again, we can talk about that a little bit tomorrow, but I don't believe he's going to have to have surgery.''

Asked specifically if it was a Lisfranc injury, Holmgren said, ''That's the first thought, yeah.''

Quinn was last seen at practice on Dec. 22, sitting on the sideline in the Browns' indoor facility with a boot on his injured foot and using crutches.

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