For the first time this season, the Cleveland Browns played uninspired football on Sunday. Losing 38-14 against the Los Angeles Chargers was brutal, but the real concern was the health of Baker Mayfield.
The rookie quarterback had just 238 passing yards and two interceptions in his worst performance of the year. Earlier in the game, Mayfield suffered an injury on the sidelines, yet the extent of it wasn’t known.
Fortunately for the Browns, Mayfield’s injury doesn’t sound too severe.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the top overall pick hurt his ankle during the game. However, he will receive treatment and shouldn’t miss time on the field.
Baker Mayfield wouldn’t say it after the game, but the #Browns starter did turn his ankle during the game, limiting his effectiveness, I’m told. He’s got soreness and will get treatment for the sprain over the course of the week, but Mayfield shouldn’t miss time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2018
Cleveland needs to keep Mayfield clean in the pocket, as the future of the franchise relies on his health.
Mayfield and the Browns will try to get on the winning track next weekend, as they play the Buccaneers on the road. More importantly, he’ll try to avoid aggravating his ankle sprain.