Oct 1, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) watches from the sidelines during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Browns announced that quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo season-ending surgery after suffering a shoulder injury during the team’s win over the Baltimore Ravens this week. And it’s clear it’s not the result he wanted.

During a press conference this week, Deshaun Watson opened up about the decision, revealing that the pushed “very hard” to be able to get back on the field this year, but experts and doctors told him “there’s no chance” that he could return this year based on the severity of his injury.

“I pushed very hard for it, to the point where all the experts and doctors were the ones that told me there’s no chance,” Watson said. “I pushed as far as I possibly could to get back out there and just try to play and push it toward after the season. I think the best situation for longevity and my career is to get immediate surgery. That’s what all the experts said, so I gotta follow their footsteps and go from there.”

The Browns are placing Watson on the season-ending IR and said that they expect the star quarterback to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2024 season.

[Pro Football Talk]