Baker Mayfield set for MRI, determined to play Thursday
Baker Mayfield admitted he was in pain after the Cleveland Browns loss on Sunday but says he should still play on Thursday night despite a pending MRI
Nothing seemed to go right for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday — and that included them seeing starting quarterback Baker Mayfield fall on his already injured shoulder.
He was able to stay in the game but then after the game, he was seen in a sling while speaking with the media. When asked how he was feeling, Mayfield was blunt and honest saying it “feels like sh–.”
However, when asked if he would be able to play on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos, Mayfield said that he would. Of course, that could be dependent on an MRI that he’s supposed to have on Monday.
For Mayfield, this was the second time he had to answer post-game questions about an injury suffered on his non-throwing shoulder. In Week 2 when the Browns beat Houston, Mayfield had to head to the locker room and have his shoulder popped back into place.
An MRI confirmed he had a partially torn shoulder labrum and he’s had to wear a harness on that shoulder since then. There have been questions about whether or not that’s affecting his play since Mayfield has had an up and down start to the season.
That continued on Sunday as he had three turnovers, including a lost fumble on the play where he re-injured his arm while being sacked by J.J. Watt.
Cleveland has a short turnaround now as they host the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football. That’s already a very short amount of time to try and get healed up from a normal game but much more difficult when you end the game in a sling.