The Cleveland Browns just can’t catch a break.
Robert Griffin III will head to injured reserve with a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder and will be re-evaluated in 3-to-4 weeks. When a player is placed on IR, they are automatically out 8 weeks.
Griffin had a poor opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 12 of his 26 pass attempts for 190 yards. He also added 37 yards on the ground.
Browns' QB RGIII has a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder and he will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks. Could be out for season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2016
Griffin hurt his non-throwing shoulder on this completely unnecessary hit, instead of just sliding or ducking out of bounds:
From a fantasy perspective, it has its negatives and positives. Corey Coleman, Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon will take stock hits, since they benefit most from Griffin’s deep ball. A silver lining with Josh McCown now starting, is that he could get Gary Barnidge involved, since Griffin did not target the tight end once on Sunday.
Gary Barnidge 16-game pace was a Gronkian 92-1,282-12 in McCown's 8 starts last year. 66-804-4 with #Browns other QBs. 0-0 with RG3 Week 1.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) September 12, 2016
Time to cross out “Robert Griffin III” on the famous Browns’ quarterback jersey.