Deshaun Watson's Post-Surgery Rehab Plan Revealed

The rehab plan for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson following his upcoming shoulder surgery has been revealed.

Nov 5, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) points in
Nov 5, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) points in / Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Deshaun Watson's season came crashing down last week when it was revealed he'd require shoulder surgery that would sideline him for the rest of the year. This news was disappointing to say the least, especially since a different shoulder ailment prevented him from truly taking off in 2023.

Now everyone is wondering when the franchise quarterback will be back on the field in 2024. Well, fans have just received the first update on the QB's rehab plan.

Deshaun Watson Injury Update's Marky Kay Cabot reported on the path ahead for Watson. He's slated to have surgery on his shoulder this week in Los Angeles, and he is "likely [to] spend the early part of his rehab in L.A. near his surgeon and their medical team."

Watson won't be apart from the Browns for long, though, with Cleveland visiting the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13. That will allow him to attend some meetings and watch practice, but after that game, Cabot notes, "in a perfect world, he won’t be flying back and forth in the early weeks of his rehab."

It makes a ton of sense that the team doesn't want Watson to have too busy of a travel schedule right after surgery. Flying is notorious for aggravating injuries, so it's better to just avoid taking that risk, even if it means Watson won't be around the facility for a bit.

Watson's expected absence makes the Joe Flacco signing even more of a good idea considering the mentorship he can provide. Rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson is learning how to be an NFL pro, and Watson was helping guide him through his second start this past Sunday. Flacco, a former Super Bowl champion who's played since 2008, can certainly help fill that void as well.

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