Baker Mayfield: Surgery on left shoulder was a “complete success”

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After he dealt with a torn labrum in his left shoulder for most of the season, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has officially had it repaired.

Both Mayfield and the Browns released statements on Mayfield’s surgery. Mayfield put up a video on social media calling the procedure a “complete success.”

“Had a great medical team that took care of me,” Mayfield said. “I checked that box off to get this fixed and now it’s on the way to the road to recovery.”

The Browns noted the surgery occurred in Los Angeles and has a likely full-recovery timeline of 4-6 months.

“We anticipate Baker bringing light throwing in April,” the Browns’ statement said. “He should be able to participate in the offseason program on a limited basis while a full recovery is expected by the start of training camp.”

Mayfield finished the 2021 season with a 60.5 percent completion rate, 3,010 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. General Manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski have both said they expect Mayfield to have a bounce-back season in 2022.

11 responses to “Baker Mayfield: Surgery on left shoulder was a “complete success”

  1. Actually Baker is the 4th best QB in the division after Burrow, Jackson, and Huntley.

  2. Baker, thanks for tanking 2021. Even healthy backup QB play would’ve gotten us to the playoffs.

  3. An average QB like Mayfield cannot offer a decent performance when injured. He went for it anyway, to keep Keenum on the sideline, hoping for a playoff spot while playing poorly, and knowing full well he’d have injuries as an excuse. He cost the team a possible playoff spot, and the trust of the team.

  4. Good news. The injuries clearly affected his performance on the field. I’m more concerned about the head coach’s decisions than I am about Baker Mayfield’s sub-par performance. The Browns could have been a playoff team if Baker would have taken a seat for a few weeks.

  5. Next year is a lost year. Hopefully he regains his form. Even if he does, he shouldnt be signed long term, Give him a series of 2 year deals. I wouldnt hitch my wagon to him long term with how on and off he can be

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