The team announced in a press release that Njoku sustained burns to his face and arm in a “household incident.” No further details were provided, but the 27-year-old’s status was changed to questionable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported shortly thereafter that Njoku sustained the burns from an incident involving his backyard fire pit. Despite the injuries, Njoku’s agent said the tight end is doing O.K.
“Thank you everyone for reaching out, but David Njoku is ok, thank God,” Malki Kawa wrote on social media Saturday.
Njoku, a 2017 first-round pick who has spent his entire career in Cleveland, has been an important part of the Browns’ offense through three weeks. He ranks third on the team in receptions (10) and targets (11), having amassed 92 yards in the club’s 2–1 start.
The Browns are scheduled to take on the Ravens at 1 p.m. ET Sunday in Cleveland.