Robert Griffin III injury update news is good for the Washington Redskins and fantasy football owners. The latest Griffin injury news for Week One of the NFL season is that he is ready to play against the Philadelphia Eagles. This was confirmed by a report on ESPN Thursday morning (August 29), clearing the way for the star quarterback to finally return to competition.
Griffin will enter the regular season having not played a single minute in the four preseason games for the Redskins. While that is not an unheard of situation, it certainly puts him a little bit behind when it comes to getting into game-ready shape. Still, he possesses some skills in football that the Eagles coaching staff will not want to look past when they prepare for the season opener.
The second-year quarterback tore ligaments in his right knee against the Seattle Seahawks in the last NFL postseason. He had been trying to play injured after going down awkwardly toward the end of the regular season, setting up a lot of controversy between the rookie quarterback and his coach. Fans have to hope that it all got resolved and that the team is ready to move forward this season.
ESPN fantasy football projections have Griffin as the eighth most valuable quarterback this season, with early predictions that he will have 3,067 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, 624 rushing yards, and six rushing touchdowns during his second season. Those numbers are pretty good, but fans might be expecting even more than that now that he is healthy again, especially with the good news the latest Robert Griffin III injury update has provided.
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