Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has been placed on the Browns' injured reserve with a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder and will be out for an extended period of time, the team announced.
“Under the new injured reserve rules for the 2016 season, each team can designate one player to return,” the team said in a statement. “Designation does not need to be made until that player is able to return to practice. A player placed on injured reserve is eligible to return to practice in six weeks and must miss a minimum of eight games.”
Rumblings about Griffin's injury were first reported by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports.
Griffin reportedly suffered a sprained shoulder in the fourth quarter of the Browns' 29–10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Griffin was trying to run out of bounds when he was hit near the sideline. He remained in the game and handed off the ball three times before time expired.
Griffin could be re-evaluated in three to four weeks.
Griffin finished the day having completed 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards and one interception.
Griffin is in his first season with the Browns after spending all of last season on the bench with the Washington Redskins.