Baker Mayfield Injury Woes Worsen Due to Shoulder Fracture

Baker Mayfield with the Browns in 2018
Baker Mayfield with the Browns in 2018. Photo by Gregory Vasil/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield revealed on Thursday that he has suffered a tuberosity fracture in his left shoulder, explaining that the fracture in his non-throwing shoulder is “preventing his rotator cuff from firing.” This is yet another addition to Mayfield’s list of injury struggles, with the player also currently struggling with a torn labrum.

Unable to perform in the Browns’ 17-14 victory over the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, Mayfield is optimistic that he may be able to return to action in his team’s following game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 31. “I need that fracture to heal for me to get back out there,” Mayfield desperately stated following the Browns’ latest victory.

Having torn his labium during Week 2 of the NFL during the 21-31 triumph over the Houston Texans, Mayfield is believed to have aggravated the injury when he took to the field during the loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday. While he continued attending practice until Tuesday in the hopes of making the team for the Broncos’ game, he was ruled out of the game on Wednesday, with Case Keenum being announced as the starting quarterback for the game.

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