In addition to the concussion David Njoku suffered Monday night, the Browns tight end also may face the prospect of a lengthy absence because of a wrist injury.
Njoku is seeking medical opinions on his wrist, with Adam Schefter of ESPN.com noting (via Twitter) surgery is not out of the question. However, the first medical diagnosis is not good, with Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reporting (via Twitter) Njoku suffered a broken wrist and will miss at least a month. Anthony Lima of 92.3 The Fan first reported the wrist injury, which the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich notes occurred on the same play as Njoku’s concussion (Twitter link).
The 2017 first-round pick has not yet determined if he will undergo surgery, but this is a major blow to his third season. Njoku posted 639 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2018. He resides as a key part of a much-hyped Cleveland offense. The Browns signed former Chiefs second-stringer Demetrius Harris in March and recently added ex-Cardinals starter Ricky Seals-Jones.
This would stand to deprive Baker Mayfield of another weapon going into perhaps the Browns’ biggest regular-season game this decade. It will at least be the one with the widest audience, with the Rams traveling to Cleveland for Week 3’s Sunday-night game. Rashard Higgins missed Monday night’s game with an injury, and Antonio Callaway is out until Week 5. Njoku missing Sunday, which now seems likely, stands to place additional burden on the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
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