CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku revealed he suffered burns to his face following an incident at his home’s outdoor fire pit.
Although Njoku was indeed burned on September 30, Njoku still suited up and participated in an NFL football game less than 48 hours after the incident.
On October 11, Njoku shared a photo of his recovery process on his Instagram, captioning it, “Legacy.”
This isn’t the only news about his injury he’s shared on Instagram…
“I wanted to use my platform to help bring awareness to a very common problem and shed some positive light on this unfortunate incident,” Njoku posted on his @MillionsDotCo page. “That being said, I’m proud To be able to launch a new line of Njoku ‘Withstand’ merchandise to support burn care, prevention and research. 🙏 A portion of every Withstand purchase on my MILLIONS.co profile will be donated to the American Burn Association. Let’s make a difference together! 💪”
Partnering with the American Burn Association
Njoku was doubtful for the Oct. 2 game because he also suffered burns on his hands, but he did his best to help struggling rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
The Browns tight end tried to destroy the Baltimore Ravens defense and finished with team-highs in catches (six) and receiving yards (46).
Those numbers weren’t high by NFL standards, but considering what happened earlier that weekend, Njoku earned high praise from his coaches and teammates.
“Given the results we had yesterday, it’s hard to feel good about anything, but the way he played was unbelievable to me, what he went through,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said. “Not just the passing game, but the running game. He’s the first one to pull his teammates off the ground, which feels like every game. So, yesterday he was a warrior. It looked impressive.” .”
“Yeah, he’s a tough guy,” linebacker Anthony Walker said. “I told him, first of all, he’s a character guy because I don’t know what he wants to do at home. Obviously it’s not done the right way, but, man, just having the will to go out on the field and fight with your teammates, I think it’s awesome. Watch him and see how he reacts. I can tell you right now, I don’t think I was in that game. As far as everything – I don’t know if you guys have met him, but I have A lot. He’s tough, man. He’s a tough guy. That’s been his character since I met him in college and in the NFL, and I’m not surprised that he’s a tough guy, but obviously – yeah , he is very strong.”
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