Washington Redskin fans can breath a sigh of relief: Starting quarterback Robert Griffin III does not require major knee surgery. Team doctors have revealed that an MRI on Griffin’s knee shows no signs of an ACL tear.
Team spokesman Tony Wyllie ruled out the ACL injury and said Redskins coach Mike Shanahan will provide an update on RG3’s injury on Monday.
While Griffin may not be out for the season, a source close to the team says he is uncertain for next weeks game against the Cleveland Browns.
After his injury, Griffin said:
“I’m not a doctor, but I know what an ACL feels like … And it doesn’t feel like an ACL. … If I felt that, I’d be pretty nervous. But we won the game, everybody’s praying for me, I feel pretty good right now about the whole situation. I’m not too nervous, but I’ll definitely be praying during the MRI.”
RG3 then joked:
“I knew as soon as I got hit. I screamed. Like a man, of course. It hurt really bad.”
After stepping off the field for one play Robert Griffin III returned to play for four more snaps before he hopped around on one leg and eventually fell to the turf.
This is the second time the NFL rookie has been forced out of a game. RG3 also injured himself during his teams October 7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Griffin sustained a concussion during his first injury but was able to play in the next week’s outing.