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‘Dizzy’ Robert Griffin III Checked For Concussion Against Cincinnati
ASHBURN – Robert Griffin III said he felt “a little dizzy” during his attempted touchdown run in the third quarter of the Washington Redskins’ loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, prompting questions by the team’s medical personnel as to whether he may have sustained a concussion.
The Redskins were facing first-and-goal from the Bengals’ 6-yard line with approximately four minutes remaining in the third quarter when Griffin scrambled down the left sideline and dove for the pylon. Ruled to have stepped out of bounds at the 3-yard line, Griffin laid on the grass for a few extra seconds, and his hesitation to get back to the huddle took time off the play clock and led to the Redskins taking a timeout.
“When I dove, I got the ball inside the pylon, thought it was a touchdown and I got up to celebrate,” Griffin said. “Everything on the left was on the right and everything on the right was on the left, so I just fell back down and took a second. I stood up and I was fine. They tried to check me and see if I had a concussion, but I didn’t have a concussion. I was just a little bit dizzy – nothing to worry about.”
Griffin then threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss to tie the score at 24-24 when he was approached by athletic trainers on the sidelines.
“They just came to me after we scored the touchdown and asked me what happened. I told them I was just a little bit dizzy – nothing to be worried about. They said, ‘Just make sure you let us know what’s going on.’ They followed all the proper protocols. It wasn’t anything too bad. It’s not like I was out there wobbling or running to the wrong sidelines. So, it was all good.”