Baker Mayfield gave plenty of reasons to be concerned in Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers – not the least of which was an injury to his throwing hand that took him out of several plays.
Despite head coach Freddie Kitchens stating that Mayfield wouldn’t miss practice because of the injury, he did not throw today.
But Mayfield made it clear that a hand injury isn’t going to keep him off the field for long.
Speaking to reporters via the Akron Beacon Journal, Mayfield made it clear that he will practice Thursday and play on Sunday.
“Mama didn’t raise a wuss,” he said.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t throw the ball during the portion of Wednesday’s practice open to media. Mayfield had his right hand taped or wrapped after suffering what the Browns have described as a bruise in Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. https://t.co/zMbxmPjF3E
— Akron Beacon Journal (@beaconjournal) December 4, 2019
Mayfield injured his hand on the helmet of Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree in Sunday’s 20-13 loss.
The injury caused him to miss several plays, during which backup Garrett Gilbert went 0-for-2 passing.
Cleveland is currently 5-7, and approaching the brink of playoff elimination with only four games to go.
The sooner Baker Mayfield not only gets back to full health, but back to his 2018 form, the better the Browns will be.