Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Griffin could be cleared to play on Thursday

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III declared after fully participating in practice on Wednesday that he’s ready to play.
The doctors have yet to agree.
Coach Mike Shanahan explained after practice that the doctors may indeed sign off on Griffin playing, as soon as Thursday.
“What the doctors will do is evaluate him tomorrow,” Shanahan told reporters.  “Hopefully there is no setback, no swelling with the knee.  He will be evaluated through the week.  When the doctors tell me the ligament is ready to go, I will announce when he is ready to go. . . . I think they will be able to look at him tomorrow and watch him practice tomorrow. Hopefully there is no swelling but you just don’t know.  So, they will look at it tomorrow and hopefully they will tell us it is full-go.”
Griffin practiced only on a limited basis last week, in the days after suffering a Grade 1 LCL sprain.  Kirk Cousins started in place of Griffin, leading the Redskins to a 38-21 win over the Browns.
The Redskins play the Eagles on Sunday in what likely will be coach Andy Reid’s final home game.  Riding a five-game winning streak, the Redskins are closing in on their first playoff berth in five years.

Author: Mike Florio
Photo: Patrick McDermott, Getty Images

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