Baker Mayfield is also dealing with a broken bone in his injured left shoulder in addition to his torn labrum. The Cleveland Browns quarterback told Jay Glazer that the fracture is preventing his rotator cuff from firing.
“I need that fracture to heal for me to get back out there,” Mayfield told Glazer.
Mayfield also tells Glazer that it is a tuberosity fracture, which is the top of the humerus bone. Glazer adds that the bone was fractured when his shoulder popped out for the second time this season last week.
Mayfield hopes the injury improves enough over the next few days that he can face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 31st. He is not playing tonight against the Denver Broncos, as backup QB Case Keenum takes over. The missed game ends his streak of 53 consecutive starts for the Browns. Before sitting out against the Broncos, Mayfield hadn’t missed a game due to injury since 2013 when he was a walk-on at Texas Tech.
Mayfield has been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder since hurting it while attempting to make a tackle back in September.
He led the NFL with an 81.6% completion percentage through two games, but his injuries have hurt him drastically in that department.
Mayfield had appeared in five games and completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,240 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown.
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