The Cleveland Browns suffered a blowout 45-7 road loss to the New England Patriots in Week 10, and they also came away from the game with a notable injury concern.
During the third quarter of the contest, quarterback Baker Mayfield left the game due to a knee injury. He suffered this injury after taking on a hard hit by Patriots linebacker Matt Judon.
This hit from Matthew Judon took Baker Mayfield out of the game with an injury. pic.twitter.com/hVJP0IMSdI
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) November 14, 2021
With the Browns already down by double-digits, head coach Kevin Stefanski elected to not bring Mayfield back into the game and instead opted to go with backup quarterback Case Keenum to finish the contest.
After the 38-point loss, Stefanski noted that Mayfield is dealing with a “knee contusion” injury, and he expects him to be available for the team's upcoming Week 11 home matchup against the Detroit Lions. Stefanski also added that Mayfield could have returned to the game, but he opted for the more conservative stance instead.
“Baker's a competitor,” Stefanski said. “Just didn't feel it was the right thing to put him back out there.”
It will be noteworthy to see on Mayfield’s status for the Browns' scheduled practice sessions this week.
After dropping two out of their last three games, the Browns sure will look to bounce back next week against the Lions.