Monday, July 22, 2013

Robert Griffin III: “Doctors cleared me to practice”

Six months after major reconstructive knee surgery, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says he’s good to go for the start of training camp.
Griffin wrote on Twitter on Monday morning that doctors have cleared him to practice. He added that the Redskins’ coaching staff will ease him in, a point that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has reiterated several times this offseason, as he has been criticized in many quarters for leaving Griffin in the Redskins’ playoff loss to the Seahawks after it was clear that Griffin’s knee was hurt.

Robert Griffin III         @RGIII
Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond

Just how much practice the doctors and the Redskins’ coaches want Griffin to participate in remains to be seen, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if early in training camp and in the preseason, we see more of Kirk Cousins than we see of Griffin.
But after every report about Griffin’s knee all offseason long said that he was doing as well as could possibly be expected for an athlete with a torn ACL, this is the most optimistic report yet. Griffin appears to be good to go.

Author: Michael David Smith
AP Photo: Tom Gannam,

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