Forget the 2012 NFL playoffs, Robert Griffin III is the future of the Washington Redskins, or do they understand that?
It seems that Mike Shanahan may need to put into perspective what exactly the Redskins gave up during the 2012 NFL draftto acquire RG3.
For a second time, in the Wild Card game against the Seahawks the Redskins faithful watched as RG3 walked back to the training room after tweaking his knee.
It took until he laid helplessly on the ground and hobbled off the field until something was finally done about it.
After a fast start and 14 points, Robert Griffin III’s health and knee became a concern as the Redskins offense slowed.
He appeared to aggravate the injury late in the first quarter during a rollout that led to an incomplete pass. After throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass on the next play, Griffin limped back to the sideline and was sent to the locker room by Redskins coach Mike Shanahan.
Griffin would return for Washington’s next series but was not moving well.
It took until the fourth quarter and a botched snap where RG3 was unable to even attempt to cover the ball for the Redskins to pull him.
Griffin was wearing a large brace on his knee and Dr. James Andrews – the famed orthopedic surgeon who has been on the Redskins’ sideline this season — said he has been a “nervous wreck” watching Griffin come back to action as quickly as he has. Andrews denied the report he cleared Griffin to return to the field after he originally injured the knee Dec. 9. – NFL.com
Shame on the Redskins, RG3 and Mike Shanahan for letting RG3 play in those conditions. Not only did keeping him in the game cause the Redskins offense to falter it could have altered the fate of Robert Griffin III.