David Njoku could miss significant time due to broken wrist

Browns TE suffered the injury on the same play he sustained a concussion

Daryl Ruiter
September 18, 2019 - 6:09 pm

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Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Browns tight end David Njoku could miss significant time after suffering a broken right wrist Monday night in New York, multiple sources tell 92.3 The Fan.

Njoku has sought a second opinion to determine if surgery is required on the injury suffered in the first quarter against the Jets.

Njoku also suffered a concussion on the play that saw him upended by Jets cornerback Nate Hairston while trying to make a catch. The injury occurred as Njoku tried to brace himself as he landed on his head, bending his neck and right hand and wrist awkwardly.

Njoku could miss 8 weeks or more if he does not receive favorable news from the specialist. The Browns are awaiting the test results.

“David is a good player so definitely him being limited right now or whatever presents problems for us,” head coach Freddie Kitchens said Wednesday morning before practice. “This game in the National Football League is about attrition so you have to deal with it on your side and other teams do, as well. We will get the next guy in there and make sure he knows what to do. When somebody goes down, that is another opportunity for someone else so we will see how it goes.”

Should Njoku not require surgery there is a chance that he could return sooner.  

The potential loss of Njoku leaves the Browns with Demetrius Harris, Ricky Seals-Jones and Pharaoh Brown at tight end.

Njoku did not catch a pass Monday night prior to the injury. He caught 4 passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in a 43-13 Week 1 loss to the Titans.