Browns place Robert Griffin III on injured reserve

UPDATE: The Cleveland Browns have placed Robert Griffin III on injured reserve.

BREAKING: Browns QB Robert Griffin III sustained a significant injury Sunday and has been placed on injured reserve. pic.twitter.com/0WLO6utUnp

— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 12, 2016


During the Cleveland Browns’ Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback Robert Griffin III banged up his shoulder. At the postgame press conference, Griffin attempted to downplay the issue, saying he would be ready for Week 2.

However, there could be cause for concern.

On Monday, multiple reports came out indicating Griffin has a “potentially serious” shoulder injury.

Griffin is undergoing an MRI and further testing on Monday.

Word I'm hearing out of Cleveland is that RG3 is hurt. And could be out for a while. More to come. @NFLonFOX

— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) September 12, 2016

As @PSchrags alluded, Cleveland source says Browns' QB RGIII has a "potentially serious" shoulder injury. Testing today.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2016

If Griffin is unable to go in Week 2 against division rival Baltimore Ravens, the Browns would likely turn to veteran Josh McCown. They also have rookie Cody Kessler on the roster, but there is no indication he is ready to see the field.

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