Robert Griffin III’s Browns debut didn’t go all too well. He completed less than 50 percent of his passes (12 of 26), failed to reach the end zone, threw a pick, and endured three sacks. He also suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.
Speaking with reporters after the Browns’ 29-10 loss to the Eagles, RG3 revealed the extent of his banged-up shoulder. According to the quarterback himself, it’s a sprained shoulder.
“The play happened and you just got to move on from it,” Griffin said, per ESPN. “You know, sprained shoulder. Just gotta monitor it and see how it goes.”
#Browns RG3’s phone went off at the start of his post-game press conference. “It’s my mother,” he said. “She’s very worried about me”
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“The play” that “happened” wasn’t pretty. With just under four minutes remaining in the game, Griffin left the pocket and headed toward the sideline. That’s where he collided with Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills.
It didn’t start well for RG3.
The middle wasn’t much better.
The ending was, well, predictable.
“I was trying to get out of bounds,” Griffin said. “He kind of just surprised me there. I feel like I had done a decent job of protecting myself recently. I wanted to continue that. To get hit him that moment kind of surprised me there.”
If RG3 is unable to suit up next week, Josh McCown — the ultimate backup quarterback — would get the nod.
Source: CBS Sports / Robert Griffin III says he suffered a sprained shoulder in Browns debut