Hoyer, who led the Browns to two wins after taking over for Brandon Weeden, suffered the injury in a Thursday night game against the Bills. It was not a full ACL tear and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Hoyer is signed through 2014 -- he has a salary of $1 million for next season -- and the Browns are likely to draft a quarterback in the first round next spring but remain high on Hoyer, as well.
He could become a trade chip should the Browns find an immediate starting quarterback in the draft. Weeden, a first-round pick of a prior regime there, is not seen as a part of the club's long-term plans, according to various sources.