Washington Redskins Should Hold QB Robert Griffin III out of Play Until Bye Week

August 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ambiguous reports of alleged recommendations from Dr. James Andrews relating to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's recovery from offseason knee surgery have recently surfaced, leading to a he-said, she-said game in the media. Whether or not Andrews made the recommendation to keep Griffin on the sideline until the team's Week 5 bye, the team should hold their quarterback out of game action until then.
Griffin was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, landing with a woeful Redskins ball club in desperate need of a spark offensively. The signal-caller provided just that, garnering Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and leading Washington to the playoffs.
That said, the quarterback was unable to finish the season in one piece, tearing both his ACL and LCL over the course of the last few contests of the season. Dr. Andrews performed surgery on Griffin, reconstructing the LCL and revising the 2009 reconstruction of Griffin's ACL necessitated by a tear th...

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