The Cleveland Browns are concerned that linebacker Scott Fujita suffered a career-ending neck injury during the teams Week 5 against the New York Giants
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported the news on Monday Night Countdown. Few details were offered by Mortensen.
Fujita is one of four players which is appealing suspensions by the NFL due to actions in regards to bounty-gate. Fujita recently had his suspension dropped form three games to one by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell but has opted to continue to fight for no suspension at all.
Fujita released the following statement when Goodell reissued his suspension.
For me, the issue of player health and safety is personal. For the league and the Commissioner, it’s about perception and liability. The Commissioner says he is disappointed in me. The truth is, I’m disappointed in him. His positions on player health and safety since a 2009 congressional hearing on concussions have been inconsistent at best.
Fujita did not play in Week 6’s win against the Cincinnati Bengals for what was deemed a shoulder injury. He began playing for the Browns in 2010 but has not played in a full season since 2006.