Originally posted on Nationals Enquirer  |  Last updated 1/6/13
Nanoseconds after RGIII went down with a gut-wrenching knee injury on a botched snap in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Redskins-Seahawks Wild Card playoff game, Twitter exploded with Strasburg-RGIII Shutdown Tweets. And then Howie Long got into the act on the FOX postgame show, implying that that Redskins shouldn't have played RGIII. *shrug* Seems like apples and oranges (knees and elbows? baseballs and footballs?) if you ask us: Strasburg was healthy, shutdown was with an eye on the future. RGIII apparently wasn't, he played with an eye on the present. Anyway, the screencap above captures the spirit of the day, with the Grim Reaper of ligament replacement surgery himself Dr. James Andrews looming over Shanahan's right shoulder wearing one of those goofy Redskins pom-pom hats as RGIII made his way off the field. Andrews, you'll remember, supported the Nats decision to shutdown Strasburg. He also apparently didn't clear RGIII to return to the field back on Dec. 9 against the Rave...
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