Robert Griffin III headed to the locker room with his right knee braced as the Washington Redskins completed another comeback. His backup helped secure a 31-28 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
The Redskins' franchise star was diagnosed with a knee sprain, a determination confirmed by an MRI exam. Hours earlier and without the need for such high-tech analytical devices, something else became clear: The Redskins are legitimately in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Of course, those chances of moving from contender to an actual playoff berth for the first time since 2007 could hinge on when Griffin is able to return. The Redskins (7-6) kept pace with the NFC East-leading New York Giants (8-6).
"I'll still be able to run and do those things if it's just a real bad bruise," said Griffin, who walked slowly (although minus crutches) to the podium after the game and before the MRI. "If it's anything else, like I told coach (Mike Shanahan), I...