Report: Mayfield has torn labrum in non-throwing shoulder

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The exact nature of Baker Mayfield's shoulder injury is coming to light.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback has a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Mayfield needs to wear a shoulder harness during games but doesn't require surgery, Rapoport adds.

The injury could explain Mayfield's poor performance in a 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. He completed just 15 of his 33 passes, missed several wide-open receivers, and finished with a 59.5 passer rating.

Mayfield isn't making excuses, however. He said the harness shouldn't affect his play, according to Rapoport.

He suffered the injury while making a tackle after throwing an interception against the Houston Texans in Week 2. Mayfield left the game briefly but returned to finish.

Since absorbing the hit, Mayfield hasn't missed a practice and wasn't listed on the injury report prior to the game against the Vikings.

The 2018 first overall pick will look to rebound this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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