Robert Griffin III avoids serious knee injury; MRI reveals sprain
An MRI revealed that the rookie only has a sprain, the team announced. A sprain does mean there was ligament damage, but the team says nothing was torn.
Griffin was injured late in the team’s 31-28 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. He was hit directly in the right knee by massive defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, and he exited the game for a play. He returned for four plays but then left for good and was replaced by backup Kirk Cousins. Cousins continued the fourth quarter drive and led the Redskins to a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game.
RG3 seemed to be in good spirits after the MRI, tweeting the following message:
Your positive vibes and prayers worked people!!!!To God be the Glory!
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 10, 2012
Griffin tore the ACL in his right knee in college at Baylor in 2009. He said after the game the injury did not feel like a tear, and he was right.
Washington has won four straight games and is now 7-6. They visit the Cleveland Browns next Sunday.
GIF via The Big Lead