Robert Griffin III suffers hairline fracture in right thumb, sidelined 4 to 8 weeks
At the annual open practice at M&T Bank Stadium during training camp, Ravens backup quarterback, Robert Griffin III, suffered a hairline fracture in his right thumb, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Griffin reportedly was injured due to his hand making contact with the helmet of linebacker Tim Williams on his follow through on a rep, according to Spencer Schultz of the Baltimore Beatdown.
This injury will sideline Griffin for four to eight weeks, and he will likely not see the field in the preseason.
As of now, the only healthy quarterbacks that are rostered on the Ravens are starter Lamar Jackson and Penn State alumni, Trace McSorely, who was selected in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Griffin has been injured several times in his career, while having leg issues, concussions, and even a dislocated ankle earlier in his career. Most notably, on January 6, 2013, Griffin suffered a torn ACL and LCL against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card Game.
Statistically, the 29-year-old completed two of his six passes thrown for 21 yards in the 2018-2019 regular season, while appearing in three games.
The former second-overall pick mainly served as a backup to Lamar Jackson and will likely continue to do so heading into the 2019-2020 season, once fully recovered.
All of us at MSB send our best wishes to a speedy recovery for Robert.
Note: the featured image is courtesy of the Baltimore Beatdown, while statistics are from Pro Football Reference.