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Friday, November 28, 2014

Robert Griffin III avoids serious knee injury; MRI reveals sprain

The Washington Redskins and their fans can exhale now that they know quarterback Robert Griffin III did not suffer a major knee injury on Sunday.

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:

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



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