might be a game day decision
source NFLBEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Jake Delhomme did not practice Wednesday because of a right ankle injury suffered in Sunday's opener.
Delhomme got hurt while throwing a game-turning interception in the first half against Tampa Bay, his debut with the Browns.
Coach Eric Mangini did not reveal medical results and declined to characterize Delhomme's injury. Mangini said that the 35-year-old QB is "getting better."
"He's sore," Mangini said. "In terms of how long he will be out, he's a pretty tough guy. I'd say it's day to day."
The Browns will not know until later in the week if Delhomme can start Sunday's home opener against Kansas City. Mangini hinted it could be a game-time decision.
If Delhomme can't play, backup Seneca Wallace will start. Wallace, who got the snaps with Cleveland's starting offense on Wednesday, made 14 starts during seven seasons with Seattle.
Delhomme stayed in Sunday's 17-14 loss after getting hurt. He favored his right leg, but Mangini said the team's medical staff cleared him to continue playing. Delhomme finished 20 of 37 for 227 yards and one touchdown.
Mangini also said nose tackle Shaun Rogers will miss practice.
trust but verify