When the Cleveland Browns take the field on Sunday against the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams, they’ll have to do so without one of their best offensive players.
Tight end David Njoku suffered a scary fall during the team’s game against the New York Jets last weekend. Njoku fell on his head and neck area and left the game with a concussion.
That was just the beginning of the injury news for Njoku, though.
According to a statement from the team, Njoku suffered a broken wrist.
“Njoku appeared in both games this season and recorded four receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown. He left the game Monday in the first quarter after suffering a concussion and wrist injury,” the team said in a statement.
We've claimed S Juston Burris and placed TE David Njoku on injured reserve
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 20, 2019
Njoku caught just four passes for 37 yards and a touchdown through two games.
Fellow tight end Demetrious Harris will have to step up to fill the void left by Njoku’s injury. Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry have been the two most-targeted receivers on the field and will likely see an uptick in targets over the rest of the season.
Cleveland hosts the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon. The Rams enter the contest as favorites, despite going on the road.