Cleveland Browns’ Deshaun Watson Out For Season After Suffering Campaign-Ending Shoulder Injury

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Shockwaves! That’s what we’re getting with this announcement.

When it comes to the NFL, we usually get a heads-up from a journalist like Adam Schefter or Ian Rapoport before something massive breaks, but this absolute banger that the Cleveland Browns dropped Wednesday morning about their quarterback Deshaun Watson came with zero warning.

Watson, we were all shocked to learn, is out for the rest of the season, but not because of the ankle injury that happened Sunday during the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Apparently the blame lies with a right shoulder injury that he’s now suffering from.

“Deshaun Watson underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Monday on two injuries sustained on different plays in the first half of Sunday’s 33-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens,” the Browns said in a statement. “Imaging on his left ankle revealed a high-ankle sprain. In addition, postgame, Deshaun notified our medical staff of a new discomfort in his right shoulder that he felt after a hit in the first half.”

This is rough for Deshaun Watson, rough for the Cleveland Browns, just rough all around in that part of Ohio.

You have the Browns who are sitting with a winning 6-3 record, in a very — and I mean very — competitive AFC North with literally the entire division fighting for first place, and Watson can’t seem to stay healthy to lead you to the promise land. And then to conclude the injury after injury situation, he’s out for the rest of the season. (RELATED: ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky Says He’s Heard Rumors Bill Belichick Will Soon Coach For Different Team)

I feel for you, Browns fans. I feel for you.