Injury update: Hoyer surgery set for Oct. 18

Cleveland Browns linebackers Jabaal Sheard and Quentin Groves went through another day of practice and will test their injured knee and ankle, respectively, prior to Sunday’s game to see if they will face the Lions.

Sheard and Groves are listed as questionable, though both seem to have a good chance to play.

The team is playing it careful, in part for competitive reasons and in part to make sure neither player has a setback of any kind on Saturday.

If fully healthy, Sheard would likely move back into his starting spot at outside linebacker. The Browns were very pleased with Sheard’s play, and though they liked some of the things that first-round pick Barkevious Mingo did, they also recognized his inconsistency.

Coach Rob Chudzinski also said that Brian Hoyer will have surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Friday, Oct. 18. Chudzinski said the team hopes to have Hoyer back on the field during OTAs in May and June.