Cleveland Browns offense boosted with Baker Mayfield able to play despite torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, while Nick Chubb also returns along with key tackle Jack Conklin
Last Updated: 29/10/21 6:41pm
Baker Mayfield is set to return from a shoulder injury when the Cleveland Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Mayfield’s streak of 53 consecutive starts ended last weekend when he missed the Browns’ win over Denver and was replaced by Case Keenum.
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He is still suffering with a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder but has been fitted with a harness to prevent it popping out – the injury will need management for the rest of the season.
He was first injured last month when making a tackle against Houston and suffered a tuberosity fracture when trying to protect his arm as he fell during their game against Arizona two weeks ago.
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Mayfield practised on Friday – the third successive day he has been able to join the team – and head coach Kevin Stefanski said afterwards that the 26-year-old would be available as rest had allowed his shoulder to strengthen.
The Browns offense will also be boosted by the return of running back Nick Chubb, who has missed the last couple of games with a calf injury, and right tackle Jack Conklin (knee).
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Conklin’s return is particularly important as he will be one of the keys to stopping Steelers linebacker TJ Watt, who already has seven sacks this season.
But Denzel Ward will not be part of their defensive ranks after suffering a hamstring injury against the Broncos which left him unable to practise this week.