Browns TE David Njoku may need surgery on wrist
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku suffered a broken wrist during his team’s win over the New York Jets on Monday night and may need surgery, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Njoku’s injury was originally reported by Anthony Lima of Cleveland 92.3.
Njoku is seeking additional opinions to see if he does need to undergo surgery, but it appears he will be out for at least a month regardless.
The 23-year-old left the Browns’ victory over the Jets for a concussion test, but the wrist injury was not reported until later. He did not log a catch in the contest.
Njoku, who played his collegiate football at the University of Miami, was originally selected by Cleveland in the first round (29th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, catching 32 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns. He then followed that up with an impressive sophomore season in which he appeared in all 16 contests and hauled in 56 receptions for 639 yards and four scores.
Njoku snared four balls for 37 yards during the Browns’ season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans two weeks ago.
The Cedar Grove, N.J. native was expected to be a significant part of Cleveland’s offense this season, so his absence will certainly hurt the club, especially considering that the Browns’ has struggled over the first couple of weeks, totaling 36 points.
Cleveland will head back home to host the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday.
The Browns are aiming to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 campaign.