Tyrod Taylor returns to Browns’ preseason game despite hand injury
An injury to Tyrod Taylor may have opened up an opportunity for Baker Mayfield to become the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback.
Taylor left Thursday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter after hurting his arm. Taylor was moving towards his left and put his left hand down as he went to the ground, appearing to land on it awkwardly.
Tyrod Taylor banged up…left elbow/forearm pic.twitter.com/Ca3wXdy0sk
— Greg Brandt (@devywarehouse) August 24, 2018
He went into the medical tent and then into the locker room for examination. He was termed questionable to return. He was seen holding his left wrist after landing on his hand.
Tyrod Taylor appears to injure his wrist, heads back to the locker room. Baker Mayfield into the game for the Browns. pic.twitter.com/18x4vwvU87
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 24, 2018
The good news is Taylor returned to the Browns’ sideline at the start of the second quarter, with his helmet in hand.
Taylor was entering the season as the Browns’ starter, with the plan being for Mayfield to sit behind him and learn despite being the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. If the injury is serious, that could change things.