BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku is expected to be sidelined for two to five weeks with a high ankle sprain, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Coach Kevin Stefanski described Njoku’s status as week-to-week when he addressed the media on Monday.
The Browns (2-5) next play the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football (Oct. 31) before a bye week.
Njoku suffered the injury in the second half of Cleveland’s 23-20 loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens. He went to the locker room during the third quarter and didn’t return, eventually leaving the stadium in a walking boot and on crutches.
Later Sunday, Njoku tweeted: “Be back soon.”
Njoku was leading the Browns with seven catches on seven targets for 71 yards before leaving the Baltimore game. On the season, he now has a team-high 34 receptions for 418 yards and a touchdown.