Found July 21, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III feels like he’s ready to get on the field and practice with his teammates when training camp opens up later this week. A person familiar with the second-year quarterback’s physical and mental health said this week that Griffin’s knee — the same in which he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in 2009 and then this past January suffered damage to his lateral collateral ligament, ACL and meniscus — “feels great,” and that Griffin believes that he has done everything possible to meet his stated goal of returning for the opening of camp. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized by the Redskins to speak publicly on the matter, said Griffin continues to run and cut without pain or limitation. In order for Griffin to get on the field right away with his teammates, Dr. James Andrews will need to medically clear him. However, the decision on whether Griffin receives the green light to practice this week rests with James Andrews, the sports orthopedic surgeon who serves as a team consultant and spends every game on the Redskins’ sideline. Andrews, who has met with Griffin periodically to monitor his process since conducting his surgery in January, will examine his knee extensively Wednesday. He will determine then just how ready Griffin really is to return to the field, and relay that opinion to the Redskins. The Redskins declined to make Andrews available for interview for this story. If Andrews determines that Griffin isn’t ready to practice fully, Washington could place the quarterback on the physically unable to perform list. That would prevent him from practicing while he further strengthens his knee with running and other drills under the direction of the team’s trainers.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... The post Report: RG3 “feels great” wants to practice right away appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
THAT'S A BIG FAN

Guy has image of RG3's face on his prosthetic leg

We're going to go out on a limb (oh yes, that pun was intended) and say that this is the first Robert Griffin III-faced prosthetic leg you have ever seen.

Report: RG3 feels ready to return

Robert Griffin III isn't taking the slow-and-steady approach to his knee rehabilitation. The Washington Post is reporting that a person close to the second-year quarterback said that Griffin's knee "feels great" and that he believes he has done everything in his power to return for the opening of training camp. The Post's source also said that Griffin is running...

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III’s status for camp unclear

Soon after undergoing surgery to repair his knee, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told reporters that he was sure he would be with the team from Day 1 of training camp. While Griffin’s recovery has impressed many, it remains to be determined if the Redskins will allow him to take the field right away when camp begins, according to NFL.com. Ian Rapoport reported...

Redskins' RG3: 'Doctors cleared me to practice'

Robert Griffin III is good to go for training camp. The Washington Redskins quarterback tweeted Monday: ''Doctors cleared me to practice.'' Last season's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year had reconstructive surgery in January after hurting his right knee multiple times in a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Griffin originally stated a goal of returning in...

Robert Griffin III Cleared by Doctors to Practice

Robert Griffin III tweeted Monday morning that doctors have cleared the young star to resume practicing following his ACL tear suffered just a remarkable 7 months ago. Jeff Darlington reports that Griffin is expected to participate in 7-on-7 drills to start camp and then ease into team drills. Albert Breer adds that a club source has informed him that Washington will keep RGIII...

No preseason games for RG3?

Robert Griffin III put on his knee brace and passed the perfunctory Washington Redskins conditioning test on the eve of training camp, then declared he has ''nothing left to prove'' - at least physically - in his return from major knee surgery. That's doesn't mean he's all the way back. Griffin said Wednesday he won't participate in 11-on-11 drills...

Will RGIII Start Training Camp on the PUP?

The rumors are flying around that Robert Griffin III will start training camp on the PUP list. Just to let everyone know, this is to be expected and is not a huge concern. To our knowledge he hasn’t had any set backs and if there was a game today, he more than likely “could” suit up. I think is safe to say he’s healthier today than he ever was in the month of December last...

RG III’s Sexting Scandal

In his rookie year in the NFL, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III managed to maintain a fairly squeaky clean image, minus a minor uproar over his wedding registry. But now that he’s a solidified stud, it seems RG III may be letting more than his hair down. According to a salacious report from Busted Coverage, the newly married NFL star is in the middle of a sexting scandal...

RGIII tweet: ‘Doctors cleared me to practice’

Doctors have cleared Robert Griffin III to practice at the start of the Redskins training camp this week, and he will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which had been a possibility. Griffin announced the news via Twitter. Griffin on Monday morning went through an extensive examination by team doctors and performed a series of “quarterback-specific drills...

RG3 Gets Medical Clearance To Start Training Camp

Quick update regarding Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and his status for Training Camp:RG3 posted a health update on his twitter account (screen shot below) and let fans know he is medically cleared to start Training Camp. The Redskins start camp this Thursday, July 25th. The second year QB tore his ACL in January, but has smashed every medical test since his surgery....

Robert Griffin III Cleared by Doctors to Practice With Redskins in Training Camp

The RG3 experience is making a return to the field sooner than expected. Doctors cleared Robert Griffin III to practices with the Washington Redskins on Monday, meaning he’ll be participating with the team when they open training camp on Thursday. The NFL’s reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year tweeted out the big news to his near 1 million followers on Monday. Doctors cleared...

Robert Griffin III announces he’s cleared to practice

No need to wait for an official statement from the Washington Redskins, as Robert Griffin III issued his own personal 140 character one on Twitter, announcing that he is ready to play football as Training Camp looms: Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 22, 2013 This...

New #1 in Top 10 NFL Jerseys

What a difference a year makes.  Last year, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III aka RGIII led all players in the top 10 NFL jerseys sold.  After a very successful season, but devastating end to the season he has been replaced as the top dog.  Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers has taken the [...]

RG3 Cleared for Practice

Just seven months after an ACL and LCL tear RG3 looks to be ready to hit the field and get back to playing football. Just because he has been cleared to practice doesn’t mean he is out of the woods just yet. The Redskins will monitor his knee during camp with an on-going process of daily maintenance and strengthening treatments. Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to...
Redskins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.