Browns TE David Njoku designated to return from IR, will practice on Wednesday

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More than two months after he suffered a fractured wrist in Week 2 against the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku will return to the practice field on Wednesday after being designated to return from injured reserve.

Njoku, who also suffered a concussion in the Monday Night Football game on Sept. 16, opted to not undergo surgery on the wrist fracture so he could return this season.

Njoku’s return to the field will provide a significant boost for the Browns. Cleveland’s offense enters Week 12 ranked 21st in passing yards per game (221) and 25th in points per game (19.2) across the NFL.

The return of the 6-foot-4 tight end will add an excellent weapon for Baker Mayfield in the red zone and adds another player who can make big plays after the catch.

Cleveland is riding hot right now with a two-game winning streak and an upcoming matchup against the Miami Dolphins. A win could put the Browns right back in the AFC’s playoff picture.