Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Browns, fractured his right shoulder during Sunday’s victory over Baltimore, which was his most memorable game in his two seasons with the team.
The Steelers won’t have to worry about Deshaun Watson this Sunday. Watson needs season ending surgery on his shoulder and is done for the season @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) November 15, 2023
Deshaun Watson was hit by a Ravens player in the first quarter, breaking his arm. Surgery is required to repair his break. Despite suffering a left ankle injury as well, Watson continued to play and helped the Browns win 33–31 in the last seconds of the game by going 14 of 14 in the second half.
Knowing he would be missing the remainder of another season, Deshaun Watson needed fifteen seconds to find the right words to express his feelings.
Watson said, “It’s very tough,” and then there was another long pause. He felt hurt by it.
Deshaun Watson stated that he was still in shock and was attempting to take it all in. He went on to say that he thought they were turning the corner to actually make a run and that he still had faith in them with the men in the locker room. He went on to say that it was difficult to try to wrap everything around his thoughts at that moment and that all he really wanted was to be physically a part of it.
An MRI showed a displaced glenoid fracture. According to the team, it has been concluded that this injury will need to be surgically repaired right away in order to prevent more structural damage.
Following his departure from the Houston Texans, which was brought on by numerous accusations of sexual misconduct against the star signal caller, Watson arrived in Cleveland prior to the 2018 season.
Deshaun Watson mentioned that he will have surgery the following week. In a statement, the team stated that Watson should be prepared for the 2024 season to begin.
His play indicated that he might be making a turn in Kevin Stefanski’s scheme after the Browns offense was unable to establish a rhythm due to a prior shoulder injury and poor quarterback play.
The 28-year-old Watson has not yet produced the impressive results in Cleveland that he did in Houston.
2020 marked Deshaun Watson’s final season as the Texans’ quarterback. In 16 games, he passed for a league-high 4,823 yards, 33 touchdowns, and just 7 interceptions.
Watson has thrown for a meager 2,217 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions in his 12-game tenure with the Browns.
With Watson sidelined after pregame warmups due to a rotator cuff tear in his throwing shoulder, which ultimately lost him nearly all four games this season, Thompson-Robinson was compelled to go into his first career start in Week 4. In the 28-3 defeat against the Baltimore Ravens, Thompson-Robinson only completed 19 of 36 passes for 121 yards as well as threw three interceptions.
On Wednesday, the general manager of Browns, Andrew Berry expressed to reporters the team’s deep disappointment and devastation for Deshaun, especially in light of all the hardships and medical issues he has had this season and how well he has performed after his most recent injury.
Cleveland Browns’ Upcoming Schedule After Deshaun Watson
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) will visit the Browns (6-3). This season, Watson passed for 235 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Browns’ 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium.
Unless something else happens, Cleveland will now depend on either quarterback P.J. Walker or quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson for the remainder of the season. Following their week-long hosting of the Steelers, the Browns will play the Rams in weeks 12 and 13, respectively, in Denver and Los Angeles.