As of the last available update, Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns' franchise quarterback, has been dealing with a rotator cuff strain,
which has sidelined him for a significant portion of the season. Watson attempted to play through the injury,
making a brief appearance in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts but was largely absent from the subsequent games due to his ongoing shoulder issue.
His limited performance against the Colts, going 1-of-5 for 5 yards and an interception, indicated that his shoulder was not at full strength.
Consequently, the Browns made a proactive decision not to play Watson against the Seattle Seahawks as they aimed to prioritize his health and avoid exacerbating the injury.
Cleveland's head coach, Kevin Stefanski, in a recent statement, indicated that the team is focused on Watson's well-being and ensuring his readiness before he returns to the field.
Stefanski emphasized the importance of making decisions that are in the best interest of the team and Watson's long-term health.
The Browns' record of 2-2 during Watson's absence largely credits the team's strong defensive performance.