Ravens’ Robert Griffin III expected to miss 4-8 weeks with thumb fracture
Injuries just keep following Robert Griffin III no matter where he goes. The Baltimore Ravens’ backup quarterback will be sidelined after suffering an injury during training camp.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Robert Griffin III is expected to miss 4-8 weeks with a thumb fracture. The Ravens quarterback suffered it when he hit his teammate’s helmet in the act of throwing the ball on Saturday.
Before the 2018 season, the Ravens brought in Griffin to be a backup quarterback to Joe Flacco and to be a mentor for Lamar Jackson. After nine games in the season, Jackson was handed the keys to the offense while Griffin III was demoted to third-string quarterback.
Nonetheless, Griffin III is just happy to be on an NFL roster after his career has been defined by injuries. Before coming to Baltimore, Griffin spent his first three seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins.
While in Washington, Griffin tore his ACL and his career quickly took a turn in the wrong direction. Then, he ended up joining the Cleveland Browns in 2017; he started in five games. Injuries also cost him his job there.
In the end, Griffin just wanted a chance to put on a uniform again after all of his injuries. Soon after, the Ravens came calling for the former first-round pick. Now, Griffin has suffered another injury that will keep him sidelined for a few weeks.
Lamar Jackson is going to start, but it hurts when a backup quarterback gets hurt in the first practice of training camp. Regardless, everyone is rooting for Griffin to return after his injury, especially Ravens fans.