The neck injury suffered by Browns linebacker Scott Fujita on Oct. 7 against the New York Giants could end the 11-year veteran’s career, a league source confirmed Monday evening.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported the story on “Monday Night Countdown” and later on Twitter, saying both the team and the player feared he had played his last game.
Fujita was inactive Sunday against the Bengals. He was listed as limited in practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury, but sat out Thursday, when neck was added to the injury report.
He had played in the previous four games, starting three, while battling NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over his Bountygate suspension. It landed him on the reserve/suspended list for the opener before being reduced from three games to one last week. Fujita continues to appeal.
A fifth-round pick of Kansas City in 2002, Fujita also played for Dallas and New Orleans, winning a Super Bowl in 2009 with the Saints.