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Robert Griffin III Needed Painkilling Injection For Soreness In Ribs On Sunday

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Robert Griffin III received a painkilling injection to deal with soreness in his ribs at halftime of the Washington Redskins’ loss to Carolina on Sunday, head coach Mike Shanahan said.

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The rookie quarterback injured his ribs at some point during the first half, Shanahan said, necessitating the painkiller. Griffin underwent X-rays afterward, which showed no break.

“I mean, I’m fine,” Griffin said. “I’ll be ready to go. No one is ever going to question the fight I have inside of myself to be the greatest and to help lead this team to victory. It doesn’t matter what it is. I’ll make sure that I continue to help my team win games, and it starts right after the bye.”

Griffin went 23-for-39 for 215 yards and also ran 11 times for 53 yards in the loss. He was hit hard by safety Haruki Nakamura on a blitz in the second quarter, but it’s unclear whether that caused the pain in his ribs.

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