Dr. Soppe mentioned from original prognosis of Cleveland’s QB shoulder injury.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Deshaun Watson has made good progress in rehab from his bruised right rotator cuff, and the Browns hopes he’ll be ready to face the Colts on Sunday after a two-game absence, a league source told cleveland.com.
Watson is suffering from a deep contusion in one of the four rotator cuff muscles, which is presenting almost like a strain, a league source said. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported it being in the subscapularis muscle, which is the largest, strongest muscle of the rotator cuff. It governs internal rotation, and the ability to hold the arm out straight, away from the body. The injury has made it difficult for Watson to drive the ball, but he’s gotten better each day with intensive treatment and rest after throwing.
A noted orthopedic surgeon who hasn’t treated Watson, Clint Soppe, MD, of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, told cleveland.com that a bruised rotator cuff is usually a two to six week injury. The Colts game is right in the middle of that.