Robert Griffin III injury update: Ravens expect QB (thumb) to return for Week 1

Robert Griffin III injury update: Ravens quarterback fractures thumb, expects to be fine by start of season

Robert Griffin III should be fully healthy by the start of the regular season.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Saturday said he’s hopeful the backup quarterback will return by Week 1 after suffering a fractured thumb during practice late last month.

“He won’t be able to do anything until that fracture heals, which is a time frame,” Harbaugh said, per NFL Media . “I think it was three-four weeks before it even heals and we’ll work from there. We anticipate the first week of the season, if all goes well.”

It had been reported that Griffin’s recovery timeline was 4-8 weeks. However, the team later said they expect him to be fine by the start of the regular season, which lands right in the middle of that estimate.

Griffin, 29, spent three years with the Redskins after being drafted second overall by Washington in 2012, but lost the starting job to Kirk Cousins after suffering numerous injuries. He then ended up playing with the Browns for a season and eventually landed with the Ravens after sitting out 2017.

He went 2-for-6 for 21 yards for Baltimore last year.