Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback, left the Week 7 game against the Indianapolis Colts due to an injury after being hit by Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo. Although Watson cleared a concussion test, he did not return to the game, as the Browns opted to be cautious with his health.
According to Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, Deshaun Watson will start in the upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks, affirming his status as the team’s starting quarterback moving forward. Stefanski emphasized that it is always his decision to prioritize the well-being of his players.
Watson’s injury appeared to have lingering effects after the hit, with signs of discomfort and difficulty using his right arm. He did not make any pass attempts on the sideline.
During the game, Watson was questionable due to a shoulder injury, and he exited the contest with a little over three minutes remaining in the first quarter. Up to that point, he had completed only 1 of 5 passes for five yards and had thrown an interception.
Backup quarterback PJ Walker, who had started the previous week’s game in place of the injured Watson, took over as the starter and led the Browns to consecutive scoring drives, contributing to a 39-38 victory over the Colts. Despite limited passing attempts, the Browns improved their season record to 4-2 with this win.