Baker Mayfield is suffering a lot of pain this season.
Browns full-back Baker Mayfield has missed just one game in 2021, but his bruised, bruised and broken left shoulder has been the subject of talk all season.
While Mayfield has not sidelined himself – and the Browns have not sidelined him either – injury will keep him out for quite some time this season, although he should be available early in the game. year 2022.
Here’s what you need to know about Mayfield’s numerous injuries:
Baker Mayfield injury update
While Mayfield has missed just one game this year due to injury, he has battled a number of separate shoulder injuries that have been the subject of talk for most of the season.
First, and most notably, Mayfield is dealing with a complete tear in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. While his beggar role only kept him for one game, he is expected to undergo season surgery may require a recovery period of 4 to 6 months.
Mayfield suffered a ruptured eardrum in Week 2 when he attempted to make a save on a back-to-back intercept against the Texan. He caused further shoulder damage in Week 6, when he was clumsily brought down by JJ Watt on a sack.
Mayfield broke his collarbone on the sack, while his shoulder once again popped out of the socket in the same game, dislocating for the third time in the season.
A fracture is what kept him out of the Browns vs Broncos game in Week 7, with the quarterback having to deal with a lack of strength in that shoulder. Mayfield vowed to take on Denver, but after a second opinion, he was forced to sit out.
“Only I know how my body feels,” Mayfield said before the game. “If someone asks me if I’m hindering the team and getting injured, that’s not right. That’s my decision. I have to say if I can play, and that’s the reason.”
Apparently, the shoulder had healed enough for him to be able to play Week 8 with Steel Man – and carry on after that. As long as the shoulder fracture doesn’t get worse, Mayfield doesn’t need to worry about surgery to repair the injured bone.
Shoulders aren’t the only thing Mayfield faces in 2021: In week 10, Mayfield was forced out of the Browns’ game against the Patriots with a knee injury. However, injury didn’t keep him out, as he remained active and played at Week 12 without issue.