Robert Griffin III sprained his left shoulder during the Cleveland Browns’ 29-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in their opening game of the 2016 NFL Season. This opened NFL rumors that “RG3” may struggle with injuries in his first season with the Browns and could even lose his starting quarterback spot.
Griffin III admitted that he felt some discomfort on the shoulder and arm during the loss on Week 1.
“I can move my left arm. I’m in pain, but it will be OK, just have to monitor it. We’ll see more tomorrow and see how my shoulder is feeling and just move on from there,” Griffin stated to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Already there are NFL rumors that Griffin’s shoulder injury will cause him to miss Week 2’s match-up against the Baltimore Ravens. This is bad news for the Browns, who claimed he is their long-term and franchise quarterback after bad seasons with the Washington Redskins, Griffin’s team the previous three seasons.
Making it worse for the Browns was the loss to the Eagles that featured rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz was the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, a draft pick they acquired in a trade with the Browns in the 2016 offseason.
Wentz also outplayed Griffin in their head-to-head match-up Sunday. The Eagles quarterback registered 278 passing yards on 22 of 37 throws with two touchdowns. The Browns QB had 190 passing yards on 12 of 26 attempts with an interception.
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With the Robert Griffin injury, the Browns might play short-handed against the Ravens next week. Cleveland is hoping it’s a minor one. More details will be revealed about the injury in the next few days.
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