The Cleveland Browns will travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead stadium Sunday, battling for a chance to compete in the AFC Championship. They’ve cleaned up some of their problems on the COVID-19 front, but still enter this game with a couple of injuries on the final report. We break down how this might affect their Divisional round game.
Browns final injury report
Questionable: T Jack Conklin (hamstring, knee), LB B.J. Goodson (shoulder), TE David Njoku (hamstring)
Notable players on in-week report who were removed from final: DE Myles Garrett (shoulder), RB D’Ernest Johnson (finger), WR Jarvis Landry (hip), DT Sheldon Richardson (neck), G Wyatt Teller (ankle), C JC Tretter (knee), LB Malcolm Smith (ankle)
How injuries may affect Browns vs. Chiefs matchup
Though only one member of the Browns’ stellar offensive line remains on the injury report, 80% of the unit battled some health issue this week. Interior linemen Wyatt Teller and JC Tretter had lower-body issues while Joel Bitonio, the team’s longest-tenured player, came off the COVID-reserve list. Bitonio missed last week’s wild-card matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he will make his first-ever playoff appearance this week. Cleveland lists right tackle Jack Conklin as questionable with hamstring and knee issues, though he returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday.
Elsewhere, star pass rusher Myles Garrett came off the injury list. However, he never appeared at any real risk of missing Sunday’s game and should play with minimal limitations.