Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita’s career in jeopardy due to neck injury
League sources claim that there’s more to than what meets the eye regarding the Cleveland Browns sitting out Scott Fujita against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Scott Fujita, who played the Cleveland Browns’ last four games and earned three starts this season, despite the ongoing battle with the NFL over his suspensions due to the bounty allegations. The Cleveland Browns listed Scott Fujita on Thursday’s injury report after he missed two practices last week. Scott Fujita was sidelined at Sunday’s game due to what the Cleveland Browns labeled was a shoulder injury.
However, the case now appears to be more serious since, Scott Fujita was reportedly held out of Cleveland Browns’ 34-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals due to a serious injury. Both the Cleveland Browns and the Scott Fujita are concerned that the neck injury could prove to be a career-ending issue.
Neither Scott Fujita, nor the Cleveland Browns were available for immediate comments on the possibility of the neck injury being a career-ending threat.
Scott Fujita’s agent too, Don Yee would not confirm the injury report when reached for comments.
The 11th year NFL veteran Scott Fujita registered 14 tackles and one sack so far in the regular-season.
A fifth-round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2002 drafts, Scott Fujita played 143 career games with 125 starts, posting 767 career tackles and 23.5 sacks. Scott Fujita also played for the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints, with whom he won the 2009 Super Bowl. After spending four seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Scott Fujita signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2010.
The past seven months have been a turbulent period for Scott Fujita, who was one of the four players accused by the NFL in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Scott Fujita landed a three game suspension by the league which was recently reduced to a one game suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. However, Scott Fujita has proclaimed his innocence in the bounty case since the start and is appealing the suspension.
Meanwhile, Scott Fujita is still eligible to continue playing for the Cleveland Browns until his appeal on the suspension is heard by the Commissioner.