Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor walks to the locker room during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns QB Taylor injures left hand; replaced by Mayfield

August 23, 2018 - 9:06 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a left hand injury in the first quarter against Philadelphia.

After throwing an incomplete pass on fourth down, Taylor fell out of bounds and landed on his left side without any contact. His arm was pinned under his body when he hit the ground, and Taylor got up holding his left wrist and ran to the sideline.

Taylor was treated by the team's medical staff before walking to the locker room for further treatment and exams. He later ran back to the sideline, wearing a glove on the hand.

The Browns only said that Taylor hurt his hand and was questionable to return. Rookie Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall draft pick, replaced Taylor for Cleveland's next offensive series.

Taylor was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in March. The Browns intend to start Taylor this season while Mayfield develops.


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