Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, one of the four players who has battled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over alleged bounty violations, is now confronted with a neck injury that the team and doctors believe could possibly end his 11-year career, according to league sources.
Fujita was inactive Sunday, having landed on the injury report Thursday with a neck and shoulder injury after missing two practices.
Neither the Browns nor Fujita were available for immediate comment.
Fujita spent last week blasting Goodell after receiving a reduction in his original bounty-related suspension.
Fujita sent out a statement on Wednesday that called out Goodell for "an absolute abuse of power" and described Goodell's actions as "conduct detrimental" to the NFL.
Fujita spent four seasons with New Orleans before signing as a free agent with Cleveland in 2010.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.