The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that Deshaun Watson would undergo season-ending surgery to repair broken bone in his throwing shoulder.
A statement from the Browns on Wednesday said that an MRI performed Monday revealed that Watson had a displaced fracture to the glenoid in his right shoulder. Team doctors determined that Watson needed immediate surgery to avoid further structural damage.
Watson suffered the injury in the Browns big 33-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens. It was Watson best game that he’s played as a member of the Browns.
Backup P.J. Walker will take over at QB for the Browns. He has thrown for 618 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions over five games (two starts) this season.
The Browns are 6-3 on the season and are led by one of the best defenses in the NFL. They face the 6-3 Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in a big divisional matchup.
Browns QB Deshaun Watson. Photo courtesy of Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports