Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is just five months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL and he is getting much closer to returning to the field at full strength. Griffin has been participating in workouts and he has been rapidly improving. While there is a lot of work to do moving forward, Griffin is improving by the day and he plans to be ready for the beginning of training camp.
“I feel a lot more comfortable,” Griffin said, via Pro Football Talk. “I felt good today, that’s what I’m excited about after four straight days.”
Griffin made it clear that he is not feeling any pain or soreness and that he is comfortable moving around and making throws on the run.
“I’ve started throwing on the run a lot more,” Griffin added. “Every day you want to feel better and that’s how it’s been.”
Griffin does still have a lot of work to do, but it is great to see that he is gaining his confidence.
As Derrick Rose showed us, the biggest issue coming back from an injury of this severity is confidence. Griffin will be medically cleared by the beginning of the season, so the only hurdle he will need to clear is the mental block. It is crucial for Griffin to be confident in the stability of his knee, and he is getting to that point. This is a very positive sign for the Redskins and their fans.