The Cleveland Browns absolutely crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 this week, but the victory was bittersweet as the Browns starting center Alex Mack had to be carted off the field in the second quarter.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mack broke his left fibula and it's likely he won't play any more snaps in 2014.
Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack has broken leg; likely lost for season http://t.co/kg9BEEhrCc— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 12, 2014
Even if he doesn't go on season-ending IR, Mack won't be playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week which is huge news for two reasons.
First, since being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Pro Bowl center has never missed a snap in his career. Second, Mack anchors what is probably the best offensive line in history. Even with other standout linemen such as guard Joel Bitonio and tackle Joe Thomas, Mack's absence will be felt.
His replacement today, John Greco, had never played a snap of center in a game, but filled in well. They also have Paul McQuistan, who spent time with the Jaguars in 2009, who has veteran experience at center.