Robert Griffin III Has a Fractured Bone in His Throwing Hand

QB Robert Griffin III

Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III has a fractured bone in his right hand, Head Coach John Harbaugh said Sunday.

Griffin will miss "at least a few weeks" of practice, which means he'll miss most or all of training camp and the preseason. The Ravens' last preseason game is about a month away on Aug. 29 and the regular season kicks off on Sept. 8.

Griffin injured his hand in Saturday night's practice when it hit a defender's helmet at the end of a throw. He immediately got an X-ray and it wasn't good news.

"I was having a great camp and feeling good," a dejected Griffin said Saturday night. "I'm really excited about what we're going to be able to do this year."

Despite the injury, Griffin was still dressed and out on the practice field Sunday. He did some things with his left hand, ran around and took fake reps behind the line of scrimmage, but he'll rest his injured hand. Griffin will be able to get mental reps and still help starting quarterback Lamar Jackson and others in any way he can. His strong presence in the meeting room won't change.

"I'm always in the meeting room with him," Jackson said. "We're always going over stuff. He talks to me a lot about a lot of plays and stuff like that. I really didn't like that [injury] at all."

The Ravens have sixth-round rookie quarterback Trace McSorley, who is also in the mobile, dual-threat mold, and will now likely sign another quarterback to bridge the gap until Griffin is back.

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