Mayfield to undergo shoulder surgery, won't play in Week 18

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield confirmed Monday that he'll undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.

"I'm going to get my shoulder fixed," Mayfield said, according to Dan Scifo of The Associated Press. "I want to be able to come back next year at 100%. That's been decided. When it's happening has not been decided."

Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Tuesday that Mayfield will not play in the Browns' season finale, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Backup Case Keenum will likely start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Browns have already been eliminated from playoff contention.

Mayfield, 26, has been playing through the nagging injury since Week 2 of the regular season and has worn a harness to keep his shoulder from popping out of place. Mayfield has also dealt with left foot soreness and a right knee contusion.

Cleveland's signal-caller was sacked nine times in the Browns' 26-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. He finished the contest throwing for 185 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

"It's not gonna always be pretty or smooth, but I'm a fighter," Mayfield said postgame, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter. "If anybody ever questions how much I want it, just turn on this tape. It wasn't pretty, but I kept going, kept swinging; that's who I am, and that's what I will continue to be."

Mayfield will enter the offseason seeking a long-term extension. The Browns picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract that will pay him $18.8 million and keep him with the club through the 2022 season.

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