RG3 expects to wear right knee brace all season

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RICHMOND — Robert Griffin III expects to indefinitely wear a brace on his surgically repaired right knee. 

“I don’t know if I’ll wear it forever; I know I’ll wear it the rest of the season,” he said Monday. “After the first time I had the injury [in 2009] I wore it for a year and I thought I’d wear it the rest of my life. The next year came around, and I took it off, and we won a Heisman and did a whole lot of other things. It just depends on how the leg feels, but I don’t plan on wearing it past this season, but that all depends on what happens.”

Griffin wears the DonJoy Defiance, which is designed to support instabilities in all four knee ligaments. It’s different from the DonJoy Playmaker brace he wore in games at the end of last season.

The Defiance brace alters his stride when he walks, causing him to occasionally limp a bit, but he insists he feels comfortable wearing it during strenuous physical activity. 

“Last year was a concern because I didn’t play with the brace or have to rehab with the brace all year, and when you put it on it kind of does restrict you more because you’re not used to it,” he said. “Now that I’ve rehabbed with it and everything – similar to my situation at Baylor, I wore it for the whole year – you get used to it, your leg gets stronger, and you can carry that extra weight.”

 

 

 

 

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