Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured ankle, but he doesn’t expect to miss any playing time. Watson was sacked twice during the Browns’ 33-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, and he was clearly affected by the injury in the second half. However, he still managed to go 14-of-14 for 213 yards and a touchdown in the second half, leading the Browns to victory.
Watson previously missed all but one quarter of four games with a rotator cuff strain. That injury hasn’t become an issue for him since he returned, but he has admitted that he’s not yet at 100%.
Despite his injuries, Watson has been a leader for the Browns. Head coach Kevin Stefanski praised Watson’s toughness and ability to make plays when they matter most. Running back Kareem Hunt also had high praise for Watson, saying that he played with guts and never got rattled.
The Browns are dealing with a number of other injuries as well. They were starting two backup offensive tackles against the Ravens, and they didn’t have their team MVP Nick Chubb or Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward for most of the game. Ward is expected to be ready to face the Steelers on Sunday, but the Browns are still awaiting MRI results on starting safety Juan Thornhill.
Overall, the article is about Deshaun Watson’s gutsy performance in the Browns’ victory over the Ravens, despite his ankle injury. The article also discusses the Browns’ other injury concerns heading into their matchup with the Steelers.