The Cleveland Browns entered Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals down starting running back Nick Chubb, who was nursing a calf injury.
They lost his top backup in the fourth quarter. Kareem Hunt left the field on a cart after suffering a calf injury.
Injuries are piling up for Cleveland. Kareem Hunt carted to the locker room now. pic.twitter.com/ThhoqsDHtC
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) October 17, 2021
The Browns ruled him out, but didn't provide details beyond the diagnosis of a calf injury.
Cleveland's offense already started the day down No. 1 wide receiver Jarvis Landry and both starting tackles Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills Jr. in addition to Chubb. Now they're looking at a short week with a Thursday night matchup against the Denver Broncos.
Mayfield plays through shoulder injury
If there's any solace, it's that Baker Mayfield appeared to escape a serious injury scare of his own. The Browns quarterback landed hard on his left shoulder on a sack by JJ Watt — the same shoulder that suffered a partially torn labrum in Week 2.
— Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) October 17, 2021
He left the game for the injury tent when the Cardinals took over on offense on the ensuing play. He returned on the next Cleveland possession before leaving again late with the Browns trailing by 23 points.
But he was wearing a sling after the game and told reporters that he'd dislocated his shoulder, which is on his non-throwing arm. He think's he'll be able to play on Thursday, per the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich. But for now, he says: "It feels like s***."