Deshaun Watson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during the Cleveland Browns’ Week 10 comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens. He took a hit in the second quarter of the game that caused a fracture to the glenoid, the socket in the shoulder blade that holds the humerus bone in place. He was able to finish the game, but an MRI on Monday revealed the extent of the injury.
Watson underwent surgery to repair the fracture and will miss the rest of the 2023 NFL season. The Browns are hoping that he will be able to return to full strength in time for the 2024 season.
Here is a more detailed account of the injury:
- Watson was playing on a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, an injury he had been dealing with since before the season began.
- He took a hit in the second quarter of the game against the Ravens that caused further damage to his shoulder.
- He was able to finish the game, but he was in obvious pain.
- An MRI on Monday revealed a displaced fracture to the glenoid.
- Watson underwent surgery to repair the fracture.
The Browns are hoping that Watson will be able to make a full recovery and return to his pre-injury form in time for the 2024 season.