Scott Fujita injury: Browns linebacker could be finished for season after hurting neck

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

A potentially significant neck injury has the Cleveland Browns worried that veteran linebacker Scott Fujita's career is over.

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has suffered a significant neck injury that could potentially end his lengthy career in the NFL, as ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. The veteran missed Cleveland's win over the Cincinnati Bengals last week with an apparent shoulder injury, but now it appears the problem is actually affecting his neck.

In the Browns' Week 5 loss to the New York Giants, Fujita left the game and never returned, but the initial prognosis wasn't nearly this dire at that time. Subsequent tests seem to have revealed a more substantial problem relating to his neck, though, which has Browns management concerned that he'll be forced to retire.

An 11-year veteran of the NFL, Fujita has also spent time during his career with the New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs. After being targeting as part of the Saints' bounty program scandal, Fujita was suspended for one game by commissioner Roger Goodell, but he's still awaiting the results of his appeal.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.