Did Dr. James Andrews suggest Washington Redskins RGIII miss first four games of season?

Aug 13, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) gestures prior to throwing 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

Earlier today, it was reported by a Philadelphia radio station that famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews recommended that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III miss the first four games of the regular season. It would give Griffin nearly six extra weeks of recovery time as the Redskins will have their bye in Week 5.

However, radio host and Redskins insider Chris Russell says there is no truth the report:

A source directly involved in the James Andrews ‘alleged’ recommendation @RGIII miss 1st 4 games says “No Truth” to Eskin report #Redskins

Philadelphia radio man, Howard Eskin, who reported the recommendation from Dr. Andrews said he still believes the Redskins would put Griffin out there Week 1, even with the recommendation but according to Russell, such a suggestion was never made.

Griffin himself has been frustrated at the Redskins cautious handling of him, but if the initial report has some merit, we might know why the Skins are treating RGIII’s injury with kid gloves.

Either way, it appears Griffin’s recovery is become the story of NFL training camp.

Topics: RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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