The Redskins are about to see what life without Robert Griffin III is like as the rookie sensation left Sunday’s game against the Falcons early with an apparent head injury.
The injury doesn’t appear to be serious but it has certainly given the Redskins a scare and will no doubt give them pause when it come to how they’re allowing RGIII to play. Last week Griffin had to throw up his arms on play actions as to not be slammed by Buccaneers defenders. He’s also taken his fair share of shots during the first four weeks of the season and it was in the fifth that he has finally broken down.
If Griffin III is lost for significant time — which he may be if he suffered a concussion, the Redskins will roll with former Michigan quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins wowed the Redskins this preseason with impressive performances and was kept on roster in case anything went down with RGIII. Now that their worst case scenario has played out, the Redskins are hoping Cousins can replicate the success he had back in August against the undefeated Atlanta Falcons.
But the focus for the Redskins is on RGIII and his head injury. Even if it’s not severe, Washington needs to re-evaluate how they’re allowing their prized rookie to play as he is clearly not the invincible warrior he thinks he is.
Here is video of the hit: