Robert Griffin III has been placed on injured reserve by the Cleveland Browns just 24 hours after making his debut for the team. Griffin has a fractured coracoid bone in his non-throwing shoulder. He reportedly won’t need surgery.
The Browns can bring Griffin back after eight games if they so choose thanks to the new IR rules. The team’s official Twitter account posted the following:
RG3 completed 12 of 26 passes (46.2 percent) for 190 yards, with no touchdowns, an interception and a fumble in Week 1. He also rushed five times for 37 yards and a score as the Browns got smoked by the Philadelphia Eagles 29-10.
With eight weeks on the bench Griffin will have a lot of time to think. Lord knows what tattoos he’ll show up with next.