Report: Ravens' Robert Griffin III Fractures Thumb, Expected to Miss 4-8 Weeks

RG3 reportedly suffered a hairline fracture in his right thumb during the Ravens' practice on Saturday.
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Ravens backup quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a hairline fracture in his thumb during practice on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Griffin is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks, reports Schefter. The 29-year-old quarterback hit his hand on pass rusher Tim Williams's helmet as he was following through on a pass from the pocket. Griffin revealed to reporters that he had an X-ray on his thumb but declined to share the results.

The Ravens signed Griffin to a two-year, $4.5 million extension this winter to keep him around as second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson's backup. If Griffin misses significant time, Baltimore will have to search for another quarterback in the slim free-agent class. The Ravens selected Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in the 2019 NFL draft but sees him as a developmental player.