Browns linebacker Anthony Walker suffered a leg injury with 10:34 left in the third quarter. After a successful screen play, Steelers tackle Chukwuma Okorafor de-cleated Walker with a block. Then, as Walker lay on the ground, Okorafor jumped on top of him.
Referees did not flag Okorafor the late hit. Instead, they penalized him for being an ineligible receiver downfield.
Browns’ medical staff came onto the field after the play, put an air cast over Walker’s injured leg and carted him off the field as fans cheered him on.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter reported Friday that Walker tore a quad muscle and would require season-ending surgery.
An MRI today on Browns’ LB Anthony Walker revealed that he tore his quad tendon and he now will require season-ending surgery, per source. It is considered to be a 5-to-7 month injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2022