Yesterday, we wrote Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Robert Griffin III was undergoing on MRI on his left shoulder, injured late yesterday.
Today, the Browns have announced he’ll be going on injured reserve.
Here’s Hue Jackson’s statement via Daryl Ruiter.
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) September 12, 2016
It’s the second straight season a Browns’ starting quarterback has been injured in Week One. Josh McCown, the man tasked to replace Griffin, suffered a concussion in last year’s opener.
He’ll be eligible to return by Week Ten if the team chooses to recall him as their IR-to-return player. Ian Rapoport tweeted out Griffin will not need surgery.
The #Browns are placing QB Robert Griffin III on Injured Reserve with a fractured coracoid bone. No surgery. Reevaluated in 3-4 weeks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2016
The Steelers don’t play Cleveland until Week 11 meaning, in theory, Griffin could be back in action by then. If not, it’ll be McCown, provided he himself is able to stay healthy. In eight games last season, he completed nearly 64% of his passes and threw 12 touchdowns to just four interceptions. The Browns, however, went 1-7.
Cleveland will take on the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.