In order to prevent more structural damage, Watson will have surgery to rehabilitate his throwing shoulder at the conclusion of the season.
The Cleveland Browns issued the following statement on quarterback Deshaun Watson:
Following two injuries he incurred on separate plays in the first half of Sunday’s 33-31 victory against the Baltimore Ravens, Deshaun Watson underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on Monday. A high-ankle sprain was discovered during imaging on his left ankle. Additionally, Deshaun informed our medical team of a fresh pain in his right shoulder after a hit during the first half after the game. A displaced fracture of the glenoid was discovered on an MRI of his right shoulder.
Even though he played well and saw through the game, it has been decided that this injury will need urgent surgical repair to prevent future structural damage, according to Browns Head Physician James Voos, MD, and premier shoulder specialist Neal ElAttrache, MD. Deshaun will go on injured reserve after the conclusion of the 2024 season, and a complete recovery is anticipated by the beginning of the next season.