It appeared as though earlier this week that Washington Redskins start quarterback Robert Griffin III had been given full medical clearance to return to football, and would be ready for the ESPN Monday Night Opener vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in less than two weeks.
As it turns out, while he may be ready to play, he may not have been given the full blessings of Doctor James Andrews:
Sources telling me the “concerns” about @RGIII have less to do with health of the knee, much more on how the team plans to use him
— trey wingo (@wingoz) August 30, 2013
Dr. James Andrews, the renowned orthopedic surgeon who operated on Griffin’s knee, told Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan that he has some reservations about Griffin playing. He examined Griffin’s knee Thursday night in Tampa just prior to the preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I did talk to Dr. Andrews and after talking to him, he’s going to approve Robert to play,” Shanahan told reporters Thursday night. “There’s a couple concerns that he has. I’ll talk to Robert over the weekend and let you guys know on Monday.”