Ravens QB Robert Griffin III suffers thumb injury in training camp

Source: WJZ-TV

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Robert Griffin III will be out at least one month after suffering a thumb injury during the Baltimore Ravens' third training camp practice Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the former Baylor quarterback will miss 4-8 weeks because of a hairline fracture on his right thumb. He suffered the injury after his follow through from a pass resulted in him hitting his hand on linebacker Tim Williams' helmet.

"I guess that's why they tell them to stay away from us," Griffin III told WJZ-TV as he was signing autographs for fans after practice.

"I'm always in the meeting room with him. We're always going over things and he talks with me a lot about a lot of plays," Ravens starting quarterback Lamar Jackson said. "I didn't like that (injury) at all."

Griffin III, who signed a two-year deal worth $4 million this offseason, was expected to be the backup quarterback to Jackson, but that may not happen until after the Ravens' first regular-season game set for Sunday, September 8, against the Dolphins in Miami.