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Redskins Spokesman: Robert Griffin III Has No Major Damage In Right Knee
LANDOVER, Md. – A Washington Redskins spokesman said Sunday night that an MRI on Robert Griffin III’s injured right knee has revealed that he has not sustained any major damage, but that it is being traded as a sprain.
Griffin, the Redskins’ rookie quarterback, sprained the knee on a play that began with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter of the team’s 31-28 overtime victory over Baltimore.
“Everything is clear on the MRI, and the doctors said he has a knee sprain,” said Tony Wyllie, the Redskins’ senior vice president for communications. “Coach [Mike Shanahan] will give more details tomorrow.”
X-rays taken on Griffin’s right knee after the game showed no structural damage and he remained upbeat following the game, even joking about the situation.
Griffin scrambled for 13 yards when he was by Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. His right knee awkwardly whipped around Ngata’s back as he dove in an attempt to down himself; he came out of the game for the next play, returned for four and then sat out the remainder of the fourth quarter and overtime, replaced by Kirk Cousins.
“Your positive vibes and prayers worked people!” Griffin posted on his Twitter account after the announcement. “To God be the Glory!”