Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/15/14

After suffering a mild concussion in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it was unclear whether Robert Griffin III would be able to play in next week's game. He has been cleared to take the first step in getting that chance. Doctors have cleared him to practice today.

According to Rich Campbell of the Washington Times, Griffin has passed all the concussion tests and doctors have cleared him to practice. Campbell points out that as is the case with most quarterbacks, Griffin will not be exposed to contact during the practice. Teams do not often allow their quarterbacks to take hits in practice during the week to ensure their health for the games.

Griffin has proven to be one of the most exciting players in the league. However, his style of play, much like Michael Vick's, has come into question. Griffin's ability to run will often leave him exposed to big hits as it did on Sunday. Griffin, trying to pick up extra yards and help his team, chose to stay inbounds rather than dart to safety on Sunday. This led to the hit that ultimately knocked him out of the game.

Griffin has completed 69.1% of his passes this season. His ability to throw accurately and utilize his legs makes him a unique talent in the NFL. He has thrown just one interception on the season while throwing for four touchdowns. While his play has ignited the Redskins, the team has still managed to start just 2-3 on the season. Of course, Griffin's presence back on the field will give Washington a much better chance at winning.

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