Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel threw his first touchdown pass as part of the American Alliance Football league, but he also suffered his first injury since joining the Memphis Express earlier this month.
The injury happened after Manziel threw an interception that was returned by Orlando Apollos defensive back Will Hill III. Manziel attempted to tackle Hill and then fell to the ground before he was helped off by the team’s staff. Manziel was ruled out for the rest of the game and was replaced by Brandon Silvers.
Johnny Manziel gets hit in the head.
— AAF Reddit (@AAF_Reddit) March 30, 2019
Before leaving the game, Manziel completed 2 of 3 passes for 13 yards and rushed for 18 yards on three carries.
Manziel, 26, previously played in the CFL but was released by the Montreal Alouettes in February and barred from signing with any other teams in the league after violating an agreement with the CFL.