Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly doing better a day after leaving Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons with a concussion. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, who replaced Griffin in the third quarter, said Griffin "seems to be doing well" and is "in good spirits," according to ESPN.com. Cousins said he and Griffin attended a mandatory rookies meeting Monday morning. Griffin was knocked out of the game on a legal hit to the helmet by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon while scrambling near the sideline. After being examined by a neurologist in the locker room, Griffin was sent home. Griffin later tweeted: "I'm ok and I think after all the testing I will play next week." But he will have to follow the NFL's return-to-play protocol before he is cleared to practice. He also cannot speak to the media until he is deemed symptom-free. League rules require that a player who has been diagnosed with a concussion must sit out the remainder of the game and cannot practice until medical cleared by a team doctor and independent neurologist. The NFL is reviewing how the Redskins handled the release of information regarding Griffin's concussion. League rules require timely and accurate reporting by teams when they release injury information. The Redskins' initial described Griffin as "shaken up," which may not meet the NFL's standards.
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