Quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles if he does not aggravate his mildly sprained right knee before then.
“If there’s no setback, doctors feel that he’ll be ready to go,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “There wasn’t a setback today, so that’s a good sign.”
Griffin was not available to comment.
He moved fine at Redskins practice Thursday morning after testing his mildly sprained right knee Wednesday at full speed in live reps.
During the brief period of Thursday’s practice open to media practiced handoffs, Griffin planted on his injured right leg and threw a variety of passes, as he did Wednesday and last week.
“If you’re asking me if he’s 100 percent, I don’t think anybody is 100 percent, including Robert, especially after that LCL injury,” Shanahan said. “But I like what I see.”
Team doctors held Griffin out of last Sunday’s win over Cleveland after he suffered a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament on Dec. 9 against Baltimore.
Griffin’s passer rating of 104.2 is the second-highest in the NFL. That’s well ahead of the league rookie record of 98.1 set in 2004 by Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger.