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.