Browns TE David Njoku placed on IR with broken wrist

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku left Monday’s game against the New York Jets with a concussion, but it tuns out he also suffered a significant wrist injury.

According to Cleveland.com and NFL Network, Njoku has a broken wrist that will sideline him for several weeks and could require surgery, which would extend his absence.

Despite still awaiting a decision on surgery as of Friday, the Browns opted to sideline Njoku through at least Week 8 by placing him on injured reserve, the team announced.

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Njoku reportedly suffered the injury on the same play that left him concussed.

David Njoku reportedly suffered a broken wrist on the same play against the Jets that left him concussed. (Getty)
David Njoku reportedly suffered a broken wrist on the same play against the Jets that left him concussed. (Getty)

Mayfield’s top tight end target

Njoku tallied 56 receptions for 639 yards and four touchdowns during his second NFL season last year as Baker Mayfield’s primary tight end target.

He recorded four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in Cleveland’s season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Pharaoh Brown, Demetrius Harris and Ricky Seals-Jones could all see increased playing time in his absence.

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