The Cleveland Browns could enter the game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday without their starting tight end David Njoku. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Njoku is dealing with burn injuries that were caused by a fire accident that happened in his house.
Reportedly, Njoku was lighting a backyard fire pit when he suffered burns on his arms and face. He was treated by the Browns’ medical staff and didn’t require a hospital visit.
Njoku is currently listed as questionable, with his status for the Ravens game probably being up until the kickoff. However, the 27-year-old player indicated on social media that he intends to play.
Being without Njoku would be a serious hit to the Browns offense, which is already trying to navigate the aftermath of star running back Nick Chubb’s season-ending injury. Njoku has 10 catches for 92 yards in the first three games of the season. He had 58 catches for 628 yards and four touchdowns in 2022.
The Browns also have starting quarterback Deshaun Watson listed as questionable for Sunday. Watson injured his shoulder in a Week 3 win over the Tennessee Titans and has been limited in practice. However, the expectation is that the 28-year-old player will be ready to play.