The Cleveland Browns are not able to make a comeback and defeat the Baltimore Ravens, without TE David Njoku. Late in the third quarter, Njoku was seen walking to the locker room with the team’s trainers.
As the fourth quarter started, we got official news from the team that Njoku would not be returning to the game due to an ankle injury.
Losing Njoku is huge for Cleveland’s offense. Before going out, he had seven receptions for 71 yards leading the team in both categories. The tight end was on pace for the best season of his career with 27 receptions for 347 yards already in just six games.
The 6’5” athletic tight end has had some injury issues earlier in his career but was signed to a huge extension this offseason with the hopes of cashing in on his physical gifts.
Browns’ TE David Njoku, who was in a walking boot and on crutches after today’s game in Baltimore, suffered a sprained ankle that, in the words of one source, “isn’t serious.” There will be added tests to determine full extent of injury but “he will be OK.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2022
Further testing revealed that Browns’ TE David Njoku suffered a high ankle sprain that will not require surgery but is expected to sideline him 2-5 weeks, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2022
We will keep you up to date on any updates on Njoku as they become available.