Baker Mayfield returns from left hip injury scare vs. Seahawks, throws crucial late interception

Ben WeinribYahoo Sports Contributor

Amid a bounce-back performance in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield briefly exited early in the third quarter with a left hip injury.

Mayfield appeared to suffer the injury on a play in which he ran for eight yards but fell awkwardly. He stayed in the game for several more plays but left for the locker room after running back Nick Chubb fumbled the ball.

During the brief window out, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reported that Mayfield underwent an X-ray, and the results were negative. Fortunately for the Browns, he was able to return to the game before backup Garrett Gilbert was needed.

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Before leaving with the injury, Mayfield was 17 of 28 passing for 230 yards with a touchdown and also picked up his first career rushing touchdown. He threw a pair of interceptions, with one of them resulting in a Seahawks score.

Mayfield looked healthy upon his return, connecting with Odell Beckham Jr. on an 18-yard pass, although the play was negated because of a penalty on offensive tackle Chris Hubbard. Although the Browns punted before picking up a first down, Mayfield led a drive down to the Seahawks’ goal line the very next possession which stalled before they could score.

Mayfield had an opportunity to lead the Browns to a comeback victory but threw his third interception with 2:41 left. Seattle won 32-28 to drop the Browns to 2-4.

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield briefly left Sunday's game with a left hip injury. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield briefly left Sunday's game with a left hip injury. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

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