Concussed quarterback Robert Griffin III “appears to be doing well,” according to backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, who saw Griffin at the Redskins’ rookies’ mandatory Monday meeting.
“He seems fine,” Cousins said Monday afternoon. “He seems in good spirits. He appears to be doing well.”
Cousins’ evaluation is in line with coach Mike Shanahan’s postgame update on Griffin’s condition and the self-evaluation Griffin publicized on Twitter Sunday evening.
Griffin tweeted: “Thank you for all the prayers & support I’m ok and I think after all the testing I will play next week.”
Griffin was injured while scrambling in the third quarter of Washington’s 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Cousins was 5-of-9 passing for 111 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in relief.
Neither Cousins nor quarterback Rex Grossman knew Monday what Griffin’s status is for this Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Griffin is expected to undergo concussion tests early this week, and his performance in those will determine his availability.
“I haven’t been told anything,” Cousins said. “It really doesn’t change my approach whether I find out Sunday morning or I find out right when I’m done talking with you. We’ll see what happens, but obviously I hope he gets back quickly and is healthy.”
Shanahan is scheduled to meet with media at 3 p.m. Monday.