Posted August 28, 2013

Robert Griffin III reportedly will start Redskins’ regular-season opener

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Robert Griffin III will start Week 1 for Washington Redskins

It would appear that Robert Griffin III is ready to go. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

After an offseason in which his knee injuries were dissected in the media as few have ever been, it appears that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will start his team’s season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Sept. 9. ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing sources, was the first with the news.

Griffin first injured his right knee in a Week 14 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens, and re-injured it in the Redskins’ wild-card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Throughout the offseason, Griffin has been dogged in his recovery process, and there are those close to him who have labeled that process as “freakish” as the one that allowed Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to go from an ACL injury to a 2012 season in which he gained over 2,000 yards on the ground.

“RGIII is one those superhumans,” Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgeries on Griffin and Peterson, told ESPN in March. “First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman. They have an unbelievable ability to recover, whereas a normal human being may not be able to recover.”

The final step, according to Schefter’s report, will occur when Andrews examines Griffin’s knee on Thursday, when the Redskins are in Tampa to face the Buccaneers in their final preseason game.

Griffin, according to reports, had his best week of practice to date this past week, and the Redskins have evidently deemed him ready to go despite the fact that he hasn’t played at all in the preseason.

“I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it,” Griffin said during an appearance on ESPN 980 Radio (Washington, D.C.) earlier this week. “No one ever knows when they are 100 percent, or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent.”

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17 comments
WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

“RGIII is one those superhumans,” Dr. James Andrews,

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"I'm super human too"----lebron

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

“I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it,” Griffin said during an appearance on ESPN 980 Radio (Washington, D.C.) earlier this week. “No one ever knows when they are 100 percent, or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent.”

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OK, so you can't put a number on it...but you aren't below 100%  but say you are 100%. SHUT UP BOY, you really sound more stupid than you are.  Hopefully you will get your "not below 100%" knee blown out and go away.  Then you can tweet your recovery.  It looks better than when you speak.  Monkeys communicate better than you do.

drmuon
drmuon

RGIII vs. MV.  Should be an interesting game.

jason2
jason2

mike likes putting injured players on the field 

Veejh
Veejh

Good news, but I'm worried, too.  One wrong move and his career might be over.  Talk about pins and needles.

ScottAlexander
ScottAlexander

After watching him run around like a crazy man in practices...not surprised but...please practice sliding RG... please!


NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Who did you think was going to start, Rex Grossman?

DudeDad
DudeDad

Of course he's starting....Shanahan wasn't going to wait for the doc to examine him....As a diehard Skins fan, I will be very, very nervous watching him drop back.

Action
Action

@WHO*IS*ESPN I don't normally shout "racist" but this post definitely qualifies.  Go away you filthy troll.

BruceFan1
BruceFan1

Man this comment is just dripping with hate - and racism.

Must suck to be anyone who has to spend ANY time around this lowlife! Hahaha! Yikes!!

ScottAlexander
ScottAlexander

@WHO*IS*ESPN Maybe you would do better on radio but you won't be spending his millions...lol who laughs most.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

@ScottAlexander Yeah, and lifting tires on his Subway commercials...wow.  Crazy running around with no one to tackle him...showing how mobile he is. PLEASE.

brighat
brighat

@mrfrogburger @DudeDad ...and my brother. RGIII is fearless, I'll give him that.  I think it would be better if he waited until he got the all-clear for his overall career. All signs point to him getting hurt again and ruining a promising career.

BruceFan1
BruceFan1

None of this comment is true. He never said anything of the sort. And some prima donna; by far the most loved and respected guy by his teammates, his coaches, the front office, and his fans.

Man, it seems he threat if what GriffinIII brings to the game sure does lead to a lot of irrational fear and resentment! And it only gonna get worse for the haters; this kid hasn't even scratched the surface.

They all better pray that much harder that their hopes for his getting injured are answered! That's their ONLY chance of keeping him down for the next dozen or so years. Haha.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

@brighat @mrfrogburger @DudeDad Evidently not that fearless as he threw Mike and others under the bus last year after getting hurt and then saying he should not have been in there.  Guy is a 2 faced prima dona