Browns QB Baker Mayfield’s shocking announcement ahead of Steelers game
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is dealing with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder which kept him out in the team’s Week 7 win over the Denver Broncos. Mayfield has made it clear that he will play through the injury until the offseason, when he can get surgery, and it appears he’s already prepared to return. Via Noah Weiskop of Fansided:
— Noah Weiskopf (@BrownsWithNoah) October 27, 2021
Playing the Pittsburgh Steelers is always a big deal for the Browns considering the history of the matchup and Mayfield clearly wants to be there for it. The signal-caller re-injured his left shoulder in a Week 6 loss to the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals, despite having it wrapped up under his pads.
Mayfield is taking the risk of making the injury worse though if he keeps getting hit hard. There’s still a lot of time left in the season and if the Browns also make a deep playoff run, they’re looking at potentially three more months of Mayfield playing through pain.
Cleveland’s injury list is far too long right now with Kareem Hunt, Nick Chubb, and Jarvis Landry all dealing with health issues as well, among others. At 4-3, Kevin Stefanski’s squad needs to get back to full strength ASAP if the playoffs are going to be a reality. Mayfield’s presence is undoubtedly the most important of them all.