For a little while, it looked like the Cleveland Browns quarterback plans might've gone up in smoke during last night's preseason game. In the first quarter, Tyrod Taylor went down on his wrist, with what looked like a potentially bad injury.
Taylor went to the injury tent, and Baker Mayfield came in for a few series. He was originally announced as questionable to return, but did come back into the game, despite it being the preseason.
The Browns medical staff obviously cleared Taylor to return, but it still seemed like a weird decision, given the low stakes.
After the game, Hue Jackson said that x-rays on Tyrod Taylor's hand were negative.
The quarterback will get more tests done today. Hopefully, for his and the Browns sake, everything is okay with what is now being described as a "bruised left hand."
From the Associated Press:
Following the game, coach Hue Jackson said X-rays taken on Taylor’s hand were negative. However, Taylor will have more medical tests Friday.
“Anytime your quarterback gets nicked like that, you are always concerned, but I think the fact that he was able to go back into the game was a good sign,” Jackson said. “I know we will make sure that we take care of it this week, whatever that is, and get him back to where he needs to be. I feel comfortable and confident that he is going to be OK, and that will happen.”
Taylor finished 11-for-16 for 65 yards in the game. In relief, Mayfield was 8-for-12 for 76 yards. The Browns defeated the Eagles 5-0 in the team's third preseason bout.