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Scott Fujita's season over due to neck injury, could end his career

Scott Fujita Browns linebacker Scott Fujita's season is over with a neck injury that could also keep him from ever playing again.

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has been placed on injured reserve after a neck injury, ending his season. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the neck injury could prevent Fujita from playing again, marking the end of an 11-year NFL career.

Fujita missed last week's game with what the team called a shoulder injury, but had played four consecutive games prior to that with no indication that the linebacker was in any trouble.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that Fujita's season is over, but said he doesn't know whether Fujita plans to retire.

Fujita's season was marred by a three-game suspension for his alleged participation in the Saints bounty scandal, a sentence that was eventually reduced to one game. He is in the process of appealing the one-game suspension, which he sees as an unfair punishment that has affected his reputation.