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Browns’ Baker Mayfield is not expected to miss practices due to hip injury

Baker Mayfield, Browns

After the Cleveland Browns lost a 14-point lead on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, things got worse with Baker Mayfield getting hurt. After the loss, Freddie Kitchens said that Mayfield is not expected to miss practices due to his hip injury.

When Mayfield suffered the injury on Sunday, the second-year quarterback went to the locker room to get examined. On the ensuing offensive drive, he returned to the game but he played with a noticeable limp for the rest of the contest.

Contrary to his coach saying he is ‘fine,’ Mayfield said after the game that his hip injury is painful. Fortunately for the Browns, they are heading into their bye week in Week 7. That will give the young quarterback plenty of time to recover from the injury that hindered him in the fourth quarter against the Seahawks.

Cleveland is now 2-4 on the season and is preparing for a rough three-game stretch following the bye week. Their next three games will see them travel to take on the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos; while they host the Buffalo Bills in Week 10.

All three of those teams have a combined record of 12-5 to begin the season. The Browns also have five games left that involve teams that play in the AFC North.

Through the first six games of the season, Mayfield has completed just 56.6 percent of his passes for 1,496 yards, five touchdowns, and a league-high 11 interceptions. Regardless of how he’s played, Cleveland is going to need him to be healthy if the team wants to turn their season around.