Browns vs. Colts injury report: Deshaun Watson active

Deshaun Watson missed two games but the Cleveland Browns are expected to have their franchise quarterback on the field in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts

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Following a Week 3 win, the Cleveland Browns were hit with some rough news. Starting quarterback Deshaun Watson sustained a shoulder injury against the Tennessee Titans which led to him sitting out the following two games.

Cleveland went 1-1 in those contests as they were defeated by the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4 but then came out of their bye to upset the previously undefeated San Francisco 49ers last weekend. Now, they're preparing to face the Indianapolis Colts and finally received some good news.

After being able to practice without limitations, Watson is expected to start — barring an unforeseen setback with his strained rotator cuff.

Watson is still listed as questionable on the official injury report and has been joined by Kareem Hunt. The veteran running back who was signed after Nick Chubb went down for the year is fighting through a thigh injury and might not be able to suit up. As a precaution, the Browns signed Deon Jackson to back up Jerome Ford.

All that being said, let's look at the full injury list for Week 7.

Browns injury report

Sione Takitaki, LB, Hamstring

Deshaun Watson, QB, Shoulder
Harrison Bryant, TE, Hip
Kareem Hunt, RB, Thigh
Greg Newsome II, CB, Hamstring

Colts injury report

Braden Smith, OT, Hip/Wrist
Kylen Granson, TE, Concussion

Alec Pierce, WR, Shoulder

In addition to the players mentioned, the Colts will be without Grover Stewart who was hit with a league suspension. They're also going to be starting Gardner Minshew once again with rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson out for the year due to a shoulder injury.

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