CLEVELAND — Sitting at a podium with his left arm in a sling, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield didn't mince words when describing how his left shoulder was feeling.
"It feels like s--t," Mayfield said following the Browns' 37-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Four weeks prior, Mayfield had suffered a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder while attempting to make a tackle during Cleveland's Week 2 win vs. the Houston Texans. While the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft has played through the injury since he reaggravated the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's matchup vs. Arizona on a play in which he was sacked by Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt.
According to Mayfield, he re-dislocated his shoulder on the play, in which he also fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Arizona. He also revealed that his shoulder had popped out on a non-contact play later in the game.
“It dislocated again and slipped out again on a non-contact play," he said. "Just have to figure out a way to get better.”
Nevertheless, Mayfield -- who didn't miss an offensive snap due to the injury on Sunday -- said he plans on once again playing in four days when Cleveland hosts the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football. Falling to 3-3 with Sunday's loss, the Browns are in desperate need of a win in what will mark the first of four consecutive matchups against AFC opponents.
While Mayfield said he "absolutely" plans on playing against the Broncos, he'll also learn more about his injury from an MRI. Meanwhile, running back Kareem Hunt suffered a calf injury in the fourth quarter and had to be carted off the field after being unable to put pressure on his right leg.
"Things like that are tough because you do not wish that upon anybody," Mayfield said of Hunt. "We are going to see what we are made of. Our backs are up against the wall right now, and I like our chances.”