CLEVELAND – No matter what Cleveland Browns fans were hoping to see from their team in the third preseason game, starters getting injured was not one of them. In that regard, tonight’s meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles has not gone to plan.
Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor left tonight’s game a little over midway through the first quarter after taking an awkward spill and injuring his wrist. Taylor sustained the injury on a fourth-and-goal pass attempt with about six minutes to go in the quarter. The dual-threat QB escaped some pressure and rolled to his left looking for a receiver. As he approached the sideline Taylor tried to zip a pass to Jarvis Landry in the back of the end zone and lost his footing.
As he fell to the turf, Taylor landed awkwardly on his wrist. He left the game but returned to action early on in the second quarter. The 29-year-old missed just two series.
Browns QB Tyrod Taylor lands awkwardly on his wrist.https://t.co/AqaZne4X37
— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) August 24, 2018
After Taylor left the field, the Browns defense forced the Eagles into a safety and then rookie QB Baker Mayfield generaled the first-team offense to a field goal to put Cleveland in front 5-0. Mayfield two-for-five for 19 yards and rushed for seven yards in his short stint with the ones.
Taylor wasn’t the only Browns player to suffer an injury early on in this one. No. 4 overall pick Denzel Ward left the game on the Eagles opening drive with a back injury and has not returned. Right tackle Chirs Hubbard also sustained an injury and left the game momentarily before returning for the same series Taylor did.
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