The Battle of the Beltway was one of the better games on Sunday, but for Redskins fans the win and specifically the last minute of the game was bitter sweet. Robert Griffin III is continuing to make a serious case for Rookie of the Year but Redskins fans everywhere held their collective breaths when RGIII went down and out late in the game.
While trying to rally the Redskins back into the game, Griffin III went down and had to leave the game with what is now being called a sprained knee.
RGIII did not return to the game and instead backup Kirk Cousins came in and led Washington back to not only tie the game but eventually to the win. There was a false report floating around from a fake Adam Schefter Twitter account that said Griffin III had torn his ACL, but that bogus report was quickly followed by the truth.
While a sprained knee isn’t something to be happy about, the fake tweet definitely softened the blow. Nevertheless, the Redskins have been fueled by Griffin III and his leadership this season; it goes without saying that losing him is a massive blow even if it’s just for a week. Washington is in the thick of the playoff hunt and they can’t afford to lose any ground.
But all eyes are on Griffin III and his health moving forward.