Browns TE David Njoku is ‘day-to-day’ says Freddie Kitchens
The Cleveland Browns are amid a two-game winning streak, and they could be getting back one of their offensive weapons this week. After missing the past nine weeks, David Njoku is ‘day-to-day‘ says Freddie Kitchens.
#Browns David Njoku (wrist) is day-to-day. Possibly practice Wednesday. "We've got to get him on the football field and see where he's at"
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) November 18, 2019
The Browns were able to secure their first win of the season in Week 2 versus the New York Jets. While the team won, Njoku suffered a broken wrist after landing awkwardly after going up for a pass in the first half.
Njoku was placed on injured reserve after deciding against undergoing surgery on his wrist. Now, the athletic tight end appears to be trending towards his return in the near future.
On Monday, Njoku was unable to practice with the team, but Kitchens seems optimistic that he could do so on Wednesday. Only then will Cleveland know where Njoku is at in terms of his recovery for his wrist.
Before the injury occurred, the third-year tight end had caught four passes for 37 yards and a touchdown. In his previous two seasons, Njoku had totaled 88 receptions, 1,025 yards, and eight touchdowns for the Browns.
After the Browns began the season with a 2-6 record, they now have strung off two consecutive wins. As a result, as unlikely as it may seem, Cleveland is back in the playoff race in the AFC.
Therefore, having more weapons at Baker Mayfield’s disposal can only help in the team’s efforts of trying to do the impossible. However, only time will tell if Njoku is ready to return to the offense in Week 12 versus the Miami Dolphins.