Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has already missed several games this season as result of an injury, and now it looks like another injury is going to cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
On Wednesday morning, the Cleveland Browns announced that Deshaun Watson will undergo season-ending surgery and will be placed on the season-ending IR.
“Deshaun Watson underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Monday on two injuries sustained on different plays in the first half of Sunday’s 33-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens,” the Browns said in a statement on Wednesday. “Imaging on his left ankle revealed a high-ankle sprain. In addition, postgame, Deshaun notified our medical staff of a new discomfort in his right shoulder that he left after a hit in the first half. An MRI of his right shoulder revealed a displaced fracture of the glenoid.
Deshaun Watson will undergo season-ending surgery on a broken bone in his throwing shoulder. pic.twitter.com/W79ku2xzND
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 2023
“Despite performing at a high level and finishing the game, after consulting with Browns Head Physician, James Voos, MD, and industry-leading shoulder specialist, Neal ElAttrache, MD, it has been determined that this injury will require immediate surgical repair to avoid structural damage. Deshaun will be placed on season-ending reserve and a full recovery is expected for the start of the 2024 season.”
This news comes after Watson had one of the best games of his Browns’ tenure, leading the team to a 33-31 victory over the Ravens.