The Browns tight end Ravens, he made sure to keep his injuries hidden the entire time.after he burned his arm and face while trying to light a fire pit at his house. Although Njoku ended up playing in Cleveland's 28-3 loss to the
Before the game, he wore a mask as he walked into the Browns locker room.
During the game, he also wore a mask, which kept his face hidden.
With the Browns getting a bye in Week 5, Njoku's face has had more than 10 days to heal and although it's not close to done healing, he finally revealed the extent of his injuries on Wednesday night in an Instagram post, which you can see below. Just a warning, the photo is graphic, so keep that in mind before you decide to look. To see the actual facial burn, you'll have to scroll over to the second photo.
The fact that Njoku was able to play with that kind of burn on his face is wild. The thing is, not only did he play, but he was arguably the Browns' best offensive player in the game. During the loss, he led the team in receptions (six) and receiving yards (49).
The NFL should hand him the Comeback Player of the Year award just for suiting up in Week 4.
After getting Week 5 off, the Browns will be returning to action in Week 6 against the 49ers. Although Njoku sat out practice on Wednesday due to his burn injuries, you have to think he plans on playing, especially since he played in Week 4 when the burns were at their worst.