While Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III
expects to continue wearing his protective knee brace into the playoffs, he
said his sprained lateral collateral ligament feels “better every day, every
week,” according to Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post.
“It’s getting pretty close to just being mostly the brace,”
Griffin said. “But the doctors aren’t going to let me take it off, I don’t
believe, and [head athletic trainer Larry Hess] is not going to let me take it
off. So I try to do as much as I can without the brace, and then whenever they
find out that I don’t have it on, then I have to throw it on.”
Griffin indicated that he may be more hampered by the brace
itself than his actual injury moving forward. The dynamic rookie sustained the knee sprain during a Dec. 9 contest against the Baltimore Ravens.
Griffin’s stats from Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys
wouldn’t indicate that he’s exactly sharp, as he completed only nine of 18
passes for 100 yards and no touchdowns. Still, coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t
believe Griffin’s knee is impacting his accuracy, and the quarterback did
manage to run for 63 yards on six carries against Dallas.
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