Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield playing with partially torn labrum, source says

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BEREA, Ohio -- Baker Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns' quarterback, has been playing with a partially-torn labrum in his left arm, according to ESPN.

Mayfield was trying to tackle the Houston Texans on Sept. 19, when he inflicted the injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Since then, Mayfield has worn a shoulder harness.

Mayfield just finished his worst game in nearly a year. In Sunday's victory over the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland won 14-7. Mayfield completed just 15 of 33 passes for only 155 yards. Mayfield, however, has downplayed the injury and harness as they "shouldn't" affect his throws.

Mayfield stated that he did not believe it was so complicated after his performance against Vikings. Everyone will try to make excuses. It was obvious after the game that I had it. I just needed to play the damn thing. It's so simple.

Mayfield, who was in the top 10 for QBR last year, is 26th for QBR this season, with a 39.8 rating.

The Browns, which have won three consecutively, will travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers.

The NFL Network reported Mayfield's serious injury first.