CLEVELAND -- Quarterback Robert Griffin III’s career reclamation project may have hit a major roadblock after just one start for the Cleveland Browns.
Near the end of the Browns’ 29-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday, Griffin suffered a “potentially serious” left shoulder injury, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter. Griffin is currently undergoing more tests on his shoulder.
As @PSchrags alluded, Cleveland source says Browns' QB RGIII has a "potentially serious" shoulder injury. Testing today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2016
Against the Eagles, Griffin completed just 12 of his 26 throws for 190 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, and was the Browns’ second-leading rusher with 37 yards on five scrambles outside of the pocket. However, his final run of the game proved to be a costly one.
Running toward the sideline late in the loss, Griffin was pushed from behind into another Eagles defender, who hit the quarterback in the upper torso. Griffin was evaluated on the sideline and finished the game, but is scheduled to undergo further testing today on an injured left shoulder.
As an offense, the Browns did not convert a first down until the second quarter against the Eagles and struggled to move the chains for the better part of the game.
The Browns converted just 14 first downs, including seven passing and six rushing, but went just two for 10 (20 percent) on third down. Also, the Browns went 0 for 2 on fourth-down attempts, including an ill-advised fake punt deep in their own territory that resulted in a six-yard loss.
With the lack of conversions, the Browns managed just 288 yards of total offense. On Sunday, eight quarterbacks across the league threw for more yards than the Browns gained in total offense against the Eagles.