It turns out that Cleveland Browns didn’t manage to leave Monday night’s game against New York Jets unscathed. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Browns’ starting tight end David Njoku broke his wrist in his team’s 23-3 win and is now facing a lengthy break.
Njoku left the Jets’ game during the first half, failing to get a single reception. In Week 1 he had four receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown.
According to Rapoport’s sources, Njoku was told that he will need surgery in order to repair the damage on the wrist. The 23-year-old will seek another opinion, but if the surgery ends up being the only solution, he will be sidelined for more than a month.
David Njoku entered the NFL in 2017 when Cleveland Browns took him with the 29th overall pick in that year’s draft. After an encouraging rookie season, Njoku became Browns’ starter at TE in 2018. He finished the year with 56 receptions for 639 yards and four TDs.
With Njoku out, Browns will turn to third-year TE Pharaoh Brown and their acquisitions in 2019 in Ricky Seals-Jones and Demetrius Harris.