When is the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III at Baylor University returning to the football field? Griffin, who made no secret of his faith during his brilliant college career, at Baylor which is a Christian university in Waco, Texas, continued to spread the gospel during his rookie season in the National Football League in 2012.
Even after a season-ending injury to his knee he continued to express his faith God would bring him through his ordeal.
Everybody who's a serious football fan in America was tuned in when Robert Griffin III (RG III) fell to the turf on Fedex Field in Washington D.C. last fall writhing in pain as his knee not only gave out, but also turned in a direction that made the fainthearted sick.
RG III then underwent knee surgery for damage to his anterior cruciate ligament and his lateral cruciate ligament. Dr. Andrews, who performed the surgery, said it was successful.
He has been rehabbing the damaged knee since. But when will his knee be good enough to return to NFL football stadiums around the country?
In recent days National Football League officials and other observers said they thought he was on track to return for the first game of the season in September of 2013.
That was quickly followed up by a commercial featuring RG III which said "blow up the stadiums" for RG III's return to the field for the first game of the NFL season.
RG III then tweeted the following message which caused a lot of his fans from his Baylor days to heave a sigh of relief. His tweet yesterday said he wasn't going to compromise his career by coming back sooner than his knee was ready.
His coach Mike Shanahan received an avalanche of criticism when he didn't pull the star quarterback from the playoff game against Seattle although his already sprained knee was clearly re-injured in the first quarter of the game.
It was clear to all he no longer had his normal burst of speed.
The conventional wisdom among football experts is that the Washington decision-makers endangered the star's future by not removing him from the game after the re-injury in the first quarter.
RG III first injured his knee in a game against the Baltimore Ravens three weeks before the Seattle game. Dr. Andrews said he winced when Shanahan decided to play RG III after that game.
RG III tweeted prior to his surgery requesting everyone's prayers for his recovery.
After he was off the operating table he again tweeted his fans thanking them for their prayers.
One Baylor fan said only the Washington Redskins could take the best player they've had in 20 years and jeopardize his professional career. The Redskins perceived casual concern for the former Copperas Cove High School All-Stater's welfare has given people in Texas even more reason to root against the Cowboys' most bitter rival.
RG III is a transformational sports figure in the sense that many in Texas continue to hope he does well, just not well enough to beat the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite all the adversity he has faced, RG III makes it clear from his tweets he is still placing his trust in God.
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