The assumption was that Mayfield’s injury was not too serious as he was able to be quickly worked on in the locker room and return to the game.
Baker Mayfield threw an interception and injured his shoulder in the first half yesterday, said it popped out and back in. How did he respond? By going 10/10 103 yards a Touchdown and a rushing Touchdown, just another "average day" for Baker. #Browns pic.twitter.com/QZRVrfsae1
— Jacob Roach (@roachizm13) September 20, 2021
The MRI further showed it was not as serious as it could have been.
There is no structural damage.
Baker Mayfield underwent an MRI Monday on his injured left shoulder, but it showed no structural damage, a league source says; Grant Delpit grateful to make it back from his Achilles: #Browns takeaways https://t.co/2r9cyZl9ZG
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 20, 2021
He Played Lights Out
Popping his shoulder back in certainly did not take away from Mayfield’s game on Sunday.
He came out better than ever, completing all of his passes, rushing for a touchdown, and throwing a touchdown pass to Demetric Felton.
19/21 213 1 TD 1 Rush TD 1, not his fault INT
Outstanding Baker Mayfield
— ChadP71 6elieve (@chadp71) September 19, 2021
Postgame Pressers Indicated Soreness But Not Much More
Coach Stefanski did not act as though it was serious either, and he commended Mayfield’s toughness.
“He’s sore. He’s doing fine.’’
Coach Stefanski on Baker Mayfield showcasing his toughness.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 19, 2021
Mayfield admitted that his shoulder hurt for the rest of the game.
“I was feeling it a lot – thanks for asking. It was all right. Played the rest of the game, didn’t we?”
In typical Mayfield style, he was not concerned about the pain; he just wanted to get back in the game.
“It’s my left, though. God gave me two.’’
It’s not clear if he will be limited in practice this week.
Mayfield Is The Mainstay
Thankfully, Mayfield has remained healthy when practically everyone around him on the offense has suffered an injury at some point or another since Coach Stefanski has arrived in 2020.
The Browns are 1-1 and need to both heal and prepare for their Week 3 matchup against the Chicago Bears happening at 1:00 PM EDT at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, September 26.