Redskins GM Bruce Allen: RG3's status for Week 1 won't come into focus until summer

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RICHMOND | Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III smoothly walked without crutches down the red carpet at the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2. Only 12 days later, Griffin’s recovery from right knee surgery continues in a positive direction.

However, general manager Bruce Allen acknowledged Thursday that Griffin’s status for Week 1 of the regular season won’t come into focus for months.

“We’ll see how it progresses,” he said. “This will be an ongoing thing throughout the summer.”

Dr. James Andrews on Jan. 9, the day of the surgery, expressed belief Griffin would be ready for Week 1 on the weekend of Sept. 8, 2013. The Redskins share that belief, and that hasn’t changed.

“He’s progressing well,” Allen said. “It’s not one of those things where we’re going to be able to update you every week and all of that. He’s on schedule or ahead of schedule, and it’s really because of the work ethic you know he has.”

Griffin is recovering from surgery to revise the reconstruction of the ACL and repair the lateral collateral ligament and meniscus in his right knee. That generally requires between eight to 12 months.

“I think he has such a great commitment and positive attitude,” Allen said. “He has remained positive, and he knows he’s going to be bigger than better than ever.”

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