Mike Shanahan won’t rush Robert Griffin III’s recovery

Aug 6, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws the ball during afternoon practice as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

While Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III may feel he’s ready to move on from 7-on-7 drills (as he said Monday), coach Mike Shanahan isn’t taking any chances with his star player.

Despite Griffin’s insistence that he’s ready for more strenuous work, Shanahan has continued to remain firm on his stance of erring on the side of caution with regards to Griffin’s recovery.

The veteran coach spoke about the issue on Tuesday:

We do have a plan for him. He may not always like that plan, but that’s my job sometimes not to be liked. My job is to do the best thing for him. That’s what I’ll do. (ESPN)

Shanahan continued:

I don’t want to put him in there too quick for the obvious reasons, but I like what I’ve seen. He’s had no swelling. He’s making a lot of progress. We’re getting a lot of quality work done. If he continues this with no setback, we’ll keep on giving him more freedom, a little bit more reps and hopefully get him ready.


When you slow a guy down, that’s the job of a head coach to hopefully put him in a position where he’s going to be healthy and ready to play by the first game.

That first game will be the Monday Night Football opener on September 9th against whomever is left on the Philadelphia Eagles.

[Source: ESPN]

Topics: Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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