Maybe someday we’ll stop hearing about Robert Griffin III’s knee, but today is not that day
According to Pro Football Talk, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan didn’t have much to say about Griffin’s injured knee, except to say that it was “fine.”
This has to be a huge relief for Redskins’ fans, who saw Griffin limp off the field after being slammed to the ground by defensive tackle Terrance Knighton during yesterday’s loss to the Denver Broncos. It appears that doctors have looked at the Griffin’s knee, the one that was not injured last season, and did not have any bad news.
According to Shanahan, per CSNWashington.com:
In talking to [team doctor] Chris [Annunziata] this morning, . . . the knee is fine. A little bit sore right now. That’s about it. . . .
According to doctors, it’s a little bit sore right now. He’s going to have a little bit more rehab this week, which is typical of a quarterback or any other player who has something hurt. But they feel he’s fine and he’ll be ready to go on Wednesday.
Griffin, who hasn’t always been on the same page as Shanahan regarding injuries, was also not worried:
I think it just scared me. After I got up and the doc checked me, I was fine and ready to go back in to the game.
With the game already lost, the Redskins elected to put backup Kirk Cousins in for the remainder of the game. However, it looks like Griffin will be ready to start next week against the San Diego Chargers.