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Browns put RGIII on IR

The Cleveland Browns and quarterback Robert Griffin III cannot catch a break.

The organization announced today that Griffin suffered a fractured bone in his left shoulder in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and will miss at least eight games.

Although surgery is not required at this time, Griffin’s left shoulder will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks, the team announced. Griffin hurt his left shoulder when he was tackled at the end of a run with a little over three minutes left in the game.

This is a big blow to both RGIII and the Browns. After an ugly break up with Washington due to injuries and drama with the coaching staff, Griffin was hoping to have a bounce-back season with Cleveland.

For the Browns, they will now be on their 26th quarterback since 1999. The Browns will now rely on Josh McCown, again, to win games for them.

Hopefully RGIII can bounce back from another injury for his sake, but it’s hard to believe Griffin will ever be the quarterback he once was because of injures. The 2012 rookie of the year will be looked at as a bust if he cannot return to the field and prove that he still has some of that magic left from 2012.

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports

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