(ONN) – Just when it looked like the Cleveland Browns were becoming a serious playoff contender comes unfortunate news.
The Browns announced that quarterback Deshaun Watson will be placed on season-ending injured reserve amid an injury that will require immediate surgical repair.
The Browns say Watson is expected to make a full recovery for the start of next season.
The team says Watson suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s win over Baltimore, but also suffered a displaced fracture in his throwing shoulder that will need surgery.
Cleveland is 6-3, just a half game behind Baltimore, and hosts Pittsburgh on Sunday.