Griffin (shoulder) may be able to return this season, as a five-week checkup revealed he likely will not need surgery , ESPN.com reports. The fractured coracoid bone in Griffin's left shoulder has improved with rest, potentially allowing him to return from injured reserve at some point after Week 9. The Browns still don't have any timetable, and there's no guarantee Griffin will get another chance to start even if he makes it back by the end of the year. Rookie third-round selection Cody Kessler hasn't exactly been great, but he may be doing enough to retain the starting job, as the Browns are already far removed from playoff contention. Kessler will start against the Bengals in Week 7 even if Josh McCown (collarbone) is cleared to play.
Griffin will have his injured left shoulder further examined this week, at which point it could be determined whether or not he'll need surgery, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Griffin has been on injured reserve since getting hurt in Week 1, but reportedly holds a chance of returning later this season if all goes well with his shoulder. His further evaluation this week should help clarify his recovery timetable, which may hinge on whether he requires surgery. Regardless, Griffin isn't expected back anytime soon, and with Josh McCown (collarbone) out as well, rookie Cody Kessler will continue to start at quarterback for the Browns.
Griffin is expected to miss 10-to-12 weeks because of his shoulder injury, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Griffin was placed on the injured reserve list this week, which was going to keep him out for eight games already, but the new timeline for his recovery could sideline him for the entire season. Josh McCown will get the start Sunday against the Ravens, and he is likely to hold onto the starting job as long as he stays healthy.
Griffin (shoulder) has been placed on the Browns' injured reserve list due to a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Griffin lands on IR after just one game with the Browns, as consecutive hard hits Sunday left significant damage in his non-throwing shoulder. Given his injury designation, Griffin now must miss a minimum of eight games, but could be out even longer. With Griffin sidelined for the foreseeable future, Josh McCown figures to be promoted to Cleveland's starting quarterback position, with rookie Cody Kessler likely his backup.
Griffin is expected to be sidelined for a significant amount of time after spraining his left shoulder during Sunday's season-opening loss, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Griffin underwent an MRI on his injured, non-throwing shoulder Monday and was revealed to have suffered potentially serious damage. As a result, it's likely that Griffin will be ruled out for some time looking ahead, although a definitive timetable has yet to surface. With that being the expectation, backup Josh McCown appears destined to reclaim the Browns' starting quarterback job.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/30||New York Jets||24||21.57|
|12||11/27||New York Giants||8||15.14|
|16||12/24||San Diego Chargers||20||20.43|
|3 Year Avg||62.8||1632||7||6||222||0||123|