David Njoku will miss multiple weeks. The Cleveland Browns placed the third year tight end on injured reserve Friday due to a broken wrist.
Njoku suffered the injury last Monday night in the 23-3 victory over the New York Jets. Njoku went up in the air to try and haul in a high pass from quarterback Baker Mayfield. A Jets defender clipped Njoku and he flipped over, landing on his head. Njoku left the game with a concussion. Both injuries happened on the same play.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2019
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If there is a silver lining, the Browns starting tight end does not need surgery. Njoku is eligible to return. The tight end tallied four receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown in two games.
The Browns used the open spot on the roster due to Njoku’s injury by signing safety Juston Burris. The safety was released by the Browns on September 1. Burris joined the Oakland Raiders on September 13 and was waived Thursday.