So much for Robert Griffin III’s fresh start in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Browns placed Griffin on injured reserve Monday, according to NFL.com. Griffin fractured the coracoid bone in his left shoulder Sunday in the 29-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Cleveland’s roster move rules him out for at least eight games, but he might be able to return to practice in six weeks.
Griffin was a standout performer in 2012, his rookie year, but injuries plagued him in 2013 and 2014. He failed to play in 2015 after falling to third on Washington’s depth chart, and the Redskins released him after last season.
Griffin suffered the shoulder injury in the fourth quarter. He said after the game that he was optimistic about the injury.
“It’s just an unfortunate play,” Griffin said, according to The Washington Post. “… It hurt pretty bad but I felt like I could get back out there. … I’m in pain. But I’ll be okay.”
Griffin on Monday underwent tests, which proved his outlook to be wishful thinking.
The oft-stricken quarterback is down once again. Time will tell if he’ll be out of Cleveland, or the NFL altogether, after this latest bout with misfortune.
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