Baker Mayfield Injury Recovery Timeline Revealed

Baker Mayfield injury recovery timeline revealed following news of his season-ending shoulder surgery.
Baker Mayfield injury recovery timeline revealed following news of his season-ending shoulder surgery. / Stacy Revere/GettyImages

Baker Mayfield's season is officially over following the Cleveland Browns' Week 17 loss. Mayfield will have surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder that's affected him all year, ending an injury-plagued campaign for the fourth-year pro.

Baker Mayfield Injury Timeline

Browns fans are eager to know how long Mayfield will be sidelined, and there's already a potential timeline for the quarterback's recovery.

Baker Mayfield Return

Mayfield could return by the time OTAs roll around this offseason, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter. The league's finalized calendar for 2022 has April 18 as the usual start date for Organized Team Activities, or April 4 for teams with new head coaches.

With Mayfield scheduled to go under the knife as soon as possible, he'd have plenty of time to rest and recover before offseason work can begin. The injury is also on his non-throwing shoulder, which will hopefully make rehab not as troublesome for the 26-year-old.

All eyes will now be on the Browns as they weigh Mayfield's future in Cleveland. The former No. 1 overall pick is entering the final year of his contract with no extension currently signed, despite several others from his draft class getting long-term deals.

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