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Robert Griffin III Felt Knee Injury Coming in First Quarter


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery this morning to repair his partially torn ACL and LCL muscles. While most of the news is centered on when he’ll be back and how well he’ll perform, Griffin noted after his surgery that he felt the eventual injury coming as early as the first quarter.

Much like Week 17′s post game conversation between Robert Griffin III and Tony Romo was captured, RGIII’s conversation with left tackle Trent Williams was recorded for NFL Network’s SoundFX which airs tonight at 10:30pm ET. Griffin III’s knee must have buckled or something, as he’s heard in the audio telling Williams that his knee “scared the (expletive)” out of him.

Here’s the transcript of the conversation:

Williams: Are you sure you’re all right, bro?

RGIII: Yeah, I’m going to be safe.

Williams: You tweaked it when you were trying to back up?

RGIII: Yeah, my foot kind of went wah-wah.

Williams: Did that shock you a little bit?

RGIII: Yeah, scared the (expletive) out of me (laughs).

Williams: All right, be smart.

RGIII: I will. I promise.

Obviously, as we all know now, Griffin wasn’t as safe as he promised. After his knee “scared” him in the first quarter, he remained in the game but was seen visibly hobbling around in between plays. He would tear his ACL and LCL until much later in the game, but this conversation that was captured serves as some pretty chilling foreshadowing of what would happen just hours later.

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