The Cleveland Browns won’t see Robert Griffin III on the field any time soon. He was placed on the IR on Monday after suffering a shoulder fracture, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
#Browns RG3 on injured reserve with a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder. Out an extended period of time.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 12, 2016
This is a huge blow to a franchise that had hoped RG3 would be the answer to the ever-present quarterback conundrum it has faced since 1999.
Head coach Hue Jackson issued the following statement on Monday:
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) September 12, 2016
Griffin III did have a really rough outing in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 12-of-26 passes for just 190 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.
Now it will be up to veteran Josh McCown, who led the team to a 1-7 record in the eight games he started last year.