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Browns QB Robert Griffin III out with shoulder injury, expected to miss 'extended period of time'

Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 15:46:54-04

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to miss an 'extended period of time' this season due to an injury sustained Sunday.

He has been placed on injured reserve and will miss at least eight games.

Griffin was injured on an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 29-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. As he tried to get out of bounds, Griffin was drilled by Eagles defensive back Jalen Mills.

According to the team, medical tests Sunday night and Monday morning revealed a fractured coracoid bone in Griffin's left shoulder.

“It’s very unfortunate, Robert came in and has worked extremely hard to learn our offense and earn the respect of his teammates,” said Browns coach Hue Jackson. “This is a tough loss because everyone has seen how invested he has been in this team and his dedication to the work needed to improve his craft. We all know these are the realities of the NFL, injuries occur and you have to find ways to overcome them so they don’t impede your progress. Robert will do everything in his power to rehab and get healthy but Josh McCown is on this roster for a reason and we have great confidence in him. He is more than capable. His veteran presence has been an asset to our team throughout our process of preparing for the season. We look forward to him assuming the role of the starter and leading our offensive unit.” 

Surgery is not required at this time. Griffin's left shoulder will be re-evaluated in three to four weeks.