Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/7/12
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had an early exit on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Griffin, who took a brutal hit from Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, was seen getting stitches on the sideline and then headed into the locker room. He never returned. Rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins took over for Griffin for the remainder of the game. Griffin had a gash on his chin and was also given a baseline exam for concussion symptoms by team trainers. Despite an impressive start to his rookie year, Griffin has been criticized for leaving himself vulnerable. Head coach Mike Shanahan vowed to put Griffin in situations where he will avoid taking hits. Griffin completed 11 of 17 passes for 95 yards and only carried the ball once against the Falcons.
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