Baker Mayfield had successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn shoulder labrum and took some time afterward to send a thank you video to fans
Back in Week 2, Baker Mayfield suffered a partially torn shoulder labrum. He toughed it out for the remainder of the season, only missing two starts for the Cleveland Browns despite many other injuries popping up throughout the year.
On Wednesday, he began his road to recovery as Mayfield had surgery to repair his left shoulder. Not long after the operation, he took to social media to give fans an update on his progress.
Mayfield, wearing a sling on his left arm, said everything went well and that he’s looking forward to what’s to come, calling the injury a “minor bump in the road.”
On the season, Mayfield completed 60.5 percent of his throws for 3,010 yards. He had 17 touchdowns against 13 picks while winning six starts and losing nine of them. For his career, he owns a record of 29-31 with 14,125 yards passing and a 92-to-56 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
What’s next for Browns, Baker Mayfield
Since the 2021 campaign ended, the talk in regards to Mayfield’s future has taken center stage. Both general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski have said he will be back as the starter but that only covers him and the team for 2022.
Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in 2018 is entering the fifth — and final — year of his rookie contract. Everything he has said since joining the Browns indicates he wants to be in Cleveland for the remainder of his career but for that to happen, he will need to show the front office that the player we saw in 2020 is still the player he is.
This surgery is hopefully the first step toward that goal.