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Deshaun Watson out for the season.

MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 15, 2023 8:06AM in Sports Talk

I just noticed a report that Deshaun Watson is out for the season after suffering an ankle injury and further aggravated his right(throwing) shoulder in the game against the Ravens. Bad news for the Cleveland Browns after showed a lot of promise at the start of the season. Coupled with the injury to Nick Chubb this might spell the end of any run to make the playoffs.

My thinking, and I've been pretty up-front about it to anyone who'd listen, has been that this is what should have been done when Watson was initially injured. He hasn't looked very good ever since although he has improved. Rotator cuff injury are quite serious and I thought he should have been shut down, rehabbed and had surgery if it was necessary. Instead, the Browns embarked on a poorly orchestrated PR campaign led by Head Coach Kevin Stefanski. Now things have culminated in this.

It should end all the BS perpetrated about Watson, how he didn't want to play, how he wasn't tough enough and how his skill level had diminished. The guy has been hurt, playing hurt when he could.

I wish him a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. I think PJ Walker will be just fine and the team will have no chance but to pull together and raise their level of play. That starts this Sunday against a perennial thorn in their side, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The only good news is that the game's in Cleveland.

Man, this sucks.

Maywood.

Here’s the full statement from the Browns: “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. 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 felt after a hit in the first half. An MRI of his right shoulder revealed a displaced fracture to the glenoid. Despite performing at a high level and finishing the game, after consultation 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 further structural damage. Deshaun will be placed on season-ending injured reserve and a full recovery is expected for the start of the 2024 season.”

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  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's coincidental, or ironic, to think about the handling of Baker Mayfield's injury.

    The Browns could still get the wildcard.

    I read that Watson asked to play through this with pain treatment but was told that he could deteriorate the shoulder with significant further damage if it is further injured in it's current state.

    If the Browns play well under Walker, an do make the playoffs, just expect that to cause it's own tsunami of issues.

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :)

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough hit for Cleveland, I dont care for Watson all that much but the NFL is more fun with a strong Cleveland team and he obviously gives them their best chance.

    Losing Watson and Chubb is rough

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    P.J. Walker isn't starting

    some dude named Dorian Thompson-Robinson

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @galaxy27 said: some dude named Dorian Thompson-Robinson

    Having him start is a mistake and almost certainly means a loss. In his only start after Watson was injured his stat line was 19-36 for 121 yds. and 3 Int's in a 28-3 loss at home to the Ravens. Granted that Walker's stats don't look much better but he plays better, if that makes sense. When DTR played he seemed way over-matched for the job at hand, he looked scared and things were just moving too, too fast for him. Against the Steelers he's likely to be injured or make some grave mistakes.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 15, 2023 2:09PM

    "Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson out for the rest of this season with a shoulder fracture"

    A broken bone in his shoulder

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With Watson out due to injury, I wonder if his rehab will include getting massages (to help with getting blood to flow to and though his injured shoulder and his injured ankle). If so, he may be able to return to action for the playoffs. :)

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like Stefanski is giving up the rest of the season - citing DTR as the starting QB.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:
    With Watson out due to injury, I wonder if his rehab will include getting massages (to help with getting blood to flow to and though his injured shoulder and his injured ankle). If so, he may be able to return to action for the playoffs. :)

    If he's getting those massages I believe that action will be better than any action he will get on the field. :D

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  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With Watson out due to injury, I wonder if his rehab will include getting massages

    What a ridiculous attempt at humor and a big part of the reason why I just don't post regularly at this forum anymore.

  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What? That's a post that's over the line? I actually think it's a legitimate question, humor intended or not. I mean, if you're the Browns, isn't that one thing you'd absolutely be on top of? Require Watson report to the team facility for any rehab and massage work, etc. Do NOT let him find himself in any questionable situation. AT ALL.

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