‘Good Decision?’: Baker Mayfield to Play Against Detroit Lions Despite Multiple Injuries

Published 11/21/2021, 10:19 AM EST
Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Baker Mayfield cannot catch a break. Every other week, we report the Cleveland Browns quarterback getting injured and at this point, it’s just… sad!

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For a player that has missed umpteen minutes this season due to injuries, he was due a change. This time, the change came from a mental aspect. Call it a change out of desperation but the Browns quarterback has decided to make a huge sacrifice.

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No structural issues, but more of numbness for Baker Mayfield

As per NFL sources, the foot injury is a bruised heel. As far as his knee injury is concerned, the sources reveal it be a case of bone bruise. The quarterback himself confirmed this fact and said that it was the knee, in fact, that scared Mayfield a bit after the game, as he said there was numbness. There are no structural issues, but there was numbness.

“Caught the nerve on the outside of my leg and it made it go numb so the outside of my knee is sore and tender,” Mayfield told reporters Wednesday, “but that numbness where you can’t feel your leg is pretty scary. I had not had that before, but another new thing for me,” revealed the Cleveland Browns quarterback.

Nov 7, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and fullback Andy Janovich (31) during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

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Thanks to no structural damage, the quarterback was in not much danger. Only numbness existed which eventually passed over time making him eligible to play against the Detroit Lions tonight. Despite no numbness, as per Ian Rapoport, he is still not hundred percent due to his shoulder injury. The labrum is still torn, but the fracture in his shoulder has now healed. Still, the pain of the tear will be enough to keep him under wraps.

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“#Browns  QB Baker Mayfield will play today, but he’ll be in pain. Add a bruised heel and bone bruise in his knee to a previously torn left labrum,” Rapoport tweeted.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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