Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/6/13

Mike Shanahan‘s decision to keep Robert Griffin III in the Seahawks-Redskins game will likely be dissected until the 2013 season begins. Griffin didn’t look 100 percent to start the game, but he was healthy enough to keep the offense going and score two touchdowns against the Seahawks’ defense. During the first quarter, though, it was obvious that Griffin re-aggravated his knee injury, and he was limping much more noticeably afterwards. He left the field to get his knee check on, then went back into the game until the fourth quarter. The Redskins didn’t score after his knee got re-injured, and the decision to keep him in eventually led to what looked like a more serious knee injury. Shanahan said Griffin told him he was “hurting, but not injured,” according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Griffin told the media after the game that he felt he could help the team despite his knee injury and if Shanahan had told him to come out of the game, he would have gone right back out onto the field.

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