Browns Issue Surprising Health Update For Baker Mayfield
The Browns issued a surprising health update for Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield got hurt this past week in Cleveland’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Although the injury to his hand looked like it might be severe initially, he ultimately returned to the outing and finished off the game.
Following the defeat, head coach Freddie Kitchens came out and said the injury was not too serious.
Well, it turns out Kitchens’ assessment of the situation was not exactly correct.
On Wednesday ESPN’s Jake Trotter reported that Mayfield did not throw a single pass in the media-available portion of practice.
Baker Mayfield did not attempt a pass during the portion of practice open to the media today and was wearing a wrap on his throwing hand, which he injured at Pittsburgh. Freddie Kitchens had said earlier today that Mayfield wouldn’t be limited. pic.twitter.com/dLe7vtVPn6
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 4, 2019
The Browns quarterback was also reportedly wearing a wrap on his throwing hand.
What will this mean for Mayfield going forward? It is tough to say.
The former Oklahoma star was already have a season to forget, with 14 picks up to this point in the year – the same amount he through over the course of his entire rookie year.
It is hard to see a scenario where this injury does not aggravate things further.
Cleveland will need Mayfield to step up, though, because the only way they finish with their first winning season in a long time is if they win out their remaining four games.