Due to a potential shoulder injury, Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns may find himself on Injured Reserve, saving the Pittsburgh Steelers from facing him again this season.
Watson’s shoulder issue kept him out of the Browns’ Weeks 5 and 6. After that, he made a comeback in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts, but he was sacked in the first quarter and had to leave. Because of the blow, he was assessed for a concussion but was eventually cleared. He was still out, though, and head coach Kevin Stefanski explained that it was because he was being careful.
Due to his shoulder, there are now doubts about Watson’s ability to play in the near future. Stefanski said the squad is taking things day by day when asked if Watson would wind up on injured reserve.
The quarterback for the Browns will miss at least the next four weeks if he is placed on injured reserve. Week 12, the week following the Browns’ game against the Steelers, is his first week of eligibility to return.
Watson threw an interception in addition to finishing 22 of 40 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown in their first meeting. After T.J. Watt scored and scooped the game-winning catch, Pittsburgh defeated Cleveland 26–22.
P.J. Walker looks to be the team’s starting quarterback if Watson is unable to play against the Steelers. Walker has been practicing throughout the past few weeks, and on game day, he will be elevated. If Watson is to miss a significant amount of time, then that would need to change.