Cleveland Browns Lose Deshaun Watson to Season-Ending Surgery
Posted on: November 15, 2023, 10:20h.
Last updated on: November 15, 2023, 11:07h.
The Cleveland Browns are dealing with a major setback as starting quarterback Deshaun Watson will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury that requires surgery. Watson sustained the injury to his throwing arm during a game against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10.
The injury was diagnosed as a displaced glenoid fracture in his right shoulder, as well as a high ankle sprain. Despite wanting to continue playing through the pain, team doctors advised Watson to undergo surgery to avoid further damage to his shoulder.
Since joining the Browns, Watson has led the team to an 8-4 record as a starter, including a 5-1 record this season. His absence will be a significant blow to the team, especially since they have already lost starting running back Nick Chubb to a torn ACL earlier in the season.
With Watson out, the Browns will turn to veteran P.J. Walker as the next man up. The team has also had rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson start games at quarterback, but their confidence in him is lacking.
The loss of Watson has also affected the Browns’ betting odds, with their chances of winning the Super Bowl and the AFC Championship taking a slight hit. They are still projected to make the playoffs, but the odds have shifted slightly.
Despite these challenges, the Browns remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in the AFC North, which is known for its physical style of play. The entire division has winning records, with all four teams vying for a postseason berth.
The injury to Watson has shifted the dynamics of the AFC North and has had a direct impact on the Browns’ prospects for the rest of the season.