Found January 13, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
Robert Griffin III's knee is possibly the most talked about knee in the league.  After suffering an LCL sprain earlier in the year, Griffin missed just one game.  He came back and led the Washington Redskins to the playoffs.  However, in the Skins playoff game, Grifin suffered further injury (he was ultimately diagnosed with a torn ACL and LCL).  Despite questions about how Washington handled Griffin's playing time, Commissioner Roger Goodell does not have a problem with it. Goodell is the front man for the movement to make the NFL more safe.  However, when asked about Griffin's injury and the handling of it, he said he had no issue.  Goodell said because it was a medical decision, not one that ignored doctor recommendations, he was fine with the decision. "Now, people can argue whether it was the wrong decision, but it was a medical decision and that's what we want it to be," Goodell said. "Will we make further changes? Yeah, I would anticipate we will. We'll always look at that and try to see what else we can do to make sure the proper medical attention is being given, that they make the best medical evaluation and it's their determination to make." Griffin will likely miss the start of next season due to the injury, and this is his second ACL tear.  The injury will likely lead to more discussion about how Griffin plays the game.  He puts his body in harm's way.  It's a dangerous style, but it is his style.  And his style led the Redskins to the playoffs. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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