The biggest story of the Washington Redskins offseason surrounded the recovery of quarterback Robert Griffin III, and so far that recovery seems to be going well. While he’s not a lock to start the first week of the season just yet, there have been great signs of encouragement at Redskins OTAs including news that Griffin is not only running one again on his surgically repaired knee, but he’s also sprinting on it.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, Griffin was cleared to and performed cross-field sprints without any problems.
Griffin has been cleared to start running and told reporters that he did cross-field sprints without any problems on Thursday. Griffin said that he also recently ran two miles at an OTA that was not open to the media as he continues down a road he hopes leads to a start in Week One of the regular season.
News that Griffin is this far along in his recovery is still great to hear. Video footage of him throwing the ball and jogging around at Redskins camp was viewed as though it was proof of extraterrestrial existence, and Griffin’s recovery is absolutely out of this world. Some doubted that his recovery would go as smoothly as that of Adrian Peterson but Griffin seems to be doing even better than last year’s MVP.
The Washington Examiner reports that Griffin is not only sprinting on his knee, he’s able to run two miles on it as well, meaning the ligaments seem to be holding up under constant stress.
“That’s been a good part but I’m still trying to make sure I stay focused on not just the rehab part but also paying attention and getting the mental reps and knowing it like the back of my hand,” Griffin said, via the Washington Examiner. “It’s been a journey. Everyone gets to see the flowers and roses side of it, out here running, throwing, feeling good about it and having a little energy and bounce in your step. I’ve had to be patiently aggressive this whole time, let my body heal and be aggressive where I can.”