The Cleveland Browns don’t think their start quarterback, Baker Mayfield, will have to sit out for the rest of the season or even have surgery due to a left shoulder injury.
Before making a final decision, Mayfield is seeking a second opinion from his own personal physician. His doctor is supposed to examine his MRI scans later on Tuesday.
How did Baker Mayfield get Injured?
Baker Mayfield initially suffered a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder on Sept 19 while trying to make a tackle after an intercepted pass. He kept playing despite the injury, opting to wear a harness on his shoulder as opposed to being benched. However, during the game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, he aggravated the shoulder injury.
J.J. Watt tackled Mayfield, forcing his shoulder into the ground, which resulted in further injury and a fumble. After staying down of the field for several minutes, Mayfield had to be escorted off of the field.
Mayfield claims that his shoulder popped out earlier during the drive during a different play.
Mayfield has assured fans that he will play on Thursday against the Denver Broncos. If Mayfield can’t go to practice on Tuesday, the backup quarterback, Case Keenum, will start in Mayfield’s place.