Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield playing with partially torn labrum

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As Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield likes to say about himself, "Mama didn’t raise a wuss."

Mayfield has been playing through a partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder for the past few weeks, two people familiar with the injury told the USA TODAY Network. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss medical information.

NFL Network first reported the exact nature of the injury, which occurred when Mayfield's left shoulder popped out and back in Sept. 19 during a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans.

The injury has not caused Mayfield to miss a snap. The Browns (3-1) only listed Mayfield on their injury report for one week after the Texans game. He is not on the injury report this week in the buildup to Sunday's road game against the Los Angeles Chargers (3-1).

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is walked off the field after an injury during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is walked off the field after an injury during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Mayfield lamented the accuracy woes he experienced Sunday in a 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings, but he refused to use the shoulder injury as an excuse.

“It's attached,” he said in his postgame news conference. “I'm all right.”

Mayfield went 15-of-33 passing (45.5%) for 155 yards without a touchdown or an interception as the Browns (3-1) used dominant performances by their defense and rushing attack to defeat the Vikings (1-3). Mayfield posted a passer rating of 59.5, rushed twice for 11 yards and took three sacks.

Asked after the game whether the shoulder injury had anything to do with his accuracy issues in Minneapolis, Mayfield said, “Nah, it's my left shoulder. Throw with my right.”

However, Mayfield conceded Wednesday the shoulder injury has forced him to wear a harness.

Asked if the harness is affecting his throws, Mayfield said, “It shouldn’t, no.”

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Browns QB Baker Mayfield playing through partially torn labrum