Found August 04, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
Washington Redskins sophomore quarterback Robert Griffin III has yet to suffer a setback to his reconstructed knee through the first week of training camp, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. During the 2012 regular season, Griffin suffered a torn ACL and LCL in what would become known as the most scrutinized right knee in America. Remarkably, he only missed one game last year including their home playoff loss to Seattle; a fact which became the focus of much debate--and media scrutiny--for Griffin as well as Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. The Redskins coaching staff indicated that Griffin will now move to the next phase of his rehab. This is expected to include gradually increasing his involvement and reps during 7-on-7 drills in camp, as well as allowing for more freedom in his training and physical therapy. Griffin is a world class athlete when healthy and can truly be a game-changer at the quarterback position. Clearly, the Redskins coaching staff will reiterate the importance of having a healthy quarterback and teach this talented young man to slide or get out of bounds without taking a hit. Perhaps RGIII will see these running limitations as a way of proving his capabilities as a quarterback. Griffin himself will be the first to tell you that he is a pocket passer with the ability to run, not a running back with the ability to pass. Last year, he threw only 5 interceptions during the regular season while compiling 20 touchdown passes. He is already playing at a pro bowl level in his young career and this recovery time should be seen as an opportunity for him to really hone his skills as a franchise quarterback. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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