The Browns have already been hit hard by injuries to start the year. They could be faced with dealing with their most significant to date.
Following the end of Cleveland’s 37-14 loss to the Cardinals, quarterback Baker Mayfield was seen wearing a sling on his left arm. According to WKYC 3News’ Ben Axelrod, Mayfield said that he dislocated his shoulder during the game and it slipped out during a non-contact play, but he expects to be able to play through the injury.
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During the third quarter, Mayfield was sacked by defensive end J.J. Watt on a 2nd-and-13, and he landed on his left shoulder. He returned to the game and finished it out.
That he fell on his left shoulder is of particular concern as it was reported by The Athletic that back on Sept. 19, he suffered a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder and that he has opted to play through the injury.
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That wasn’t the only injury sustained by the Browns on Sunday. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left the game with a shoulder injury, though he did return to the game, and running back Kareem Hunt was carted off the field with a calf injury.
Cleveland came into the game already missing both running back Nick Chubb, who was out with a calf injury, and wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who was placed on injured reserve in Week 3.
The Browns announced on Friday that Landry had been designated for return, but he did not appear in the team’s Week 6 matchup.
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Mayfield played the entirety of Sunday’s game against Arizona. He completed 19-of-28 passes for 234 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
It will be a quick turnaround for Mayfield to get ready for his next game. The Browns face the Broncos on “Thursday Night Football” this week, giving him just three days of practice before his next contest.