BEREA, Ohio (AP) _ Linebacker Mike Junkin, the Cleveland Browns' No. 1 draft choice this year, will miss the rest of the season because of the broken wrist he suffered two games ago, Coach Marty Schottenheimer said Wednesday.

Junkin suffered a chipped bone in his left wrist during the Browns' 27-24 loss at San Diego on Nov. 1. The Browns had hoped he could be fitted with a protective cast that would enable him to resume play, but they learned this week that he will need surgery.

''One of the ligaments that are torn in there has a bone chip attached to it,'' Schottenheimer said. ''Because of the instnic's hand surgery specialist.

The injury ends what has been an inauspicious first season for Junkin, a 6- foot-3, 230-pounder from Duke who was the fifth player taken overall in the draft.