Brown & Out: The Cleveland Browns Place QB Robert Griffin III on the Injured Reserve List with a Shoulder Injury

September 12, 2016 0

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It would almost appear that Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III can’t catch a break. After receiving the chance at a second act as a starting NFL quarterback with the Cleveland Browns, RGIII has hit a brick wall in his career which will force him to miss at least 4 weeks. The Browns have placed RGIII on the teams injured reserved list after Griffin suffered a shoulder injury during the Browns’ week 1 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to ESPN,

Robert Griffin III has a fractured bone in his left shoulder and will miss at least the next eight games for the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Monday.

Griffin was placed on injured reserve; if he is designated as the team’s player to return, he could return to practice in six weeks, but he must miss a minimum of eight games. Browns coach Hue Jackson was asked if Griffin is done for the season.

“No, I think he’ll be designated for IR,” Jackson said. “We’ll get an opportunity to see where he is four weeks from now and go from there.”

Though surgery is not immediately required on the fractured coracoid bone, the team said Griffin’s shoulder will not be re-evaluated for three to four weeks. The earliest he could return would be Nov. 10 at Baltimore.

Jackson said the team is hopeful surgery will not be needed at all.

“But I don’t think we’ll know until we get an opportunity to evaluate him again,” Jackson said.

Griffin will wait exactly four weeks before doctors are able to make more determinations about whether he will be able to play again this season, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington on Monday

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