McCoy says shoulder injury lingered in rookie season

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Browns QB Colt McCoy disclosed on Wednesday's "Dan Patrick Show" that a shoulder injury suffered in the 2010 BCS title game bothered him in his first NFL season.

"I'm still sort of recovering from the injury," McCoy said, referring to the pinched nerve he suffered in the deltoid muscle in his right arm. "I wasn't completely 100 percent healed. It sometimes still bothers me, and so I think this offseason of just completely focusing on healing my shoulder and getting it 100 percent will be good for me."

In eight starts, McCoy, 24, completed 135-of-222 passes for 1,576 yards with six TDs and nine interceptions.

The way we see it

On the one hand, McCoy was the best of the Browns' quarterbacks a season ago in spite of the injury occasionally flaring up — and in his first NFL season, to boot. Also, the injury didn't keep him out of the lineup, and he was never listed on the injury report with a shoulder or arm ailment. Finally, he believes an offseason of rest should be able to help him. On the other hand, any injury to a quarterback's throwing arm — especially a lingering one — is notable. McCoy figures to enter 2011 as the Browns' starter.