Knee Injury on Hold for RG3

Mirror, mirror on the wall, will RG3 still play football?  What does the future hold for RG3?  Does this latest knee injury have Robert Griffin III looking for a career change?  Will he be able to come back next season stable and strong or are his glory days over, done with and gone?  If ONLY we had a crystal ball.

Seahawks at Redskins, 2013 NFC Wild Card
Image by Matt Ortega via Flickr

Shanahan vs. Andrews

Is this another remake of “He Said, She Said”?

According to Robert Klemko of USA Today Sports, Dr. James Andrews, the same knee specialist responsible for Adrian Peterson’s miraculous return to health in 2012, is disputing Shanahan’s insistence that he had Andrews’ blessing to put Griffin back in the game after Griffin was injured against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 9. He missed the next game, a 38-21 win over the Cleveland Browns. Backup Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns….More at Dr. James Andrews disputes Mike Shanahan’s assertions regarding RG3′s knee – Yahoo! Sports (blog)

 

“He’s doing a lot better this week, but he’s still recovering and I’m holding my breath because of it,” Andrews said. “He passed all the tests and all the functional things we do, but it’s been a trying moment for me, to be honest with you.”

This isn’t the first time the Redskins have run afoul of those in the know when it comes to Griffin’s health. When he suffered a concussion in a Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons, the team was fined $20,000 by the NFL for failing to properly notify the media of the severity of the injury. Instead, the team reported that Griffin was “shaken up.”  The team did pull Griffin from the game after the concussion….More at Dr. James Andrews disputes Mike Shanahan’s assertions regarding RG3′s knee – Yahoo! Sports (blog)