- Atheists’ Easter taunt to Christians: ‘Jesus is a myth’
- Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show
- Josh Romney swipes Harry Reid with photo tweet of dad paying taxes — ‘your paycheck’
- Despite Obamacare problems, some Dems want Sebelius to run for Senate: report
- Angry New Yorkers shred gun registrations in deadline day protests
- Uninsured rate dropping faster in places that embraced pillars of Obamacare, survey shows
- Hawaii, D.C. give residents two more weeks to sign up under Obamacare
- Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
- Great Britain tops World’s Most Sexist Nation list
- Aaron Hernandez investigated for threatening to kill prison guard
Shanahan: RG3 back to ‘full speed’
Robert Griffin III is “full speed, ready to go” on his right knee after returning Sunday from a lateral collateral ligament sprain suffered two weeks earlier, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.
Griffin, who missed one game after suffering a second-degree LCL sprain Dec. 9, started at the Philadelphia Eagles and threw for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Barring a setback this week, he’ll start Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys with the NFC East title at stake.
“He’s fine. No problem with his knee,” Shanahan said Monday on a conference call. “There’s no limited performance out of him. The doctors OK’d him, he’s cleared and full speed, ready to go.”
“We have a game plan going in. Sometimes there’s more run action than you saw or play-action passes or sometimes we’ll run more,” he said. “In that game, we decided not to go in that direction. Not as much; we did a few times. We did a little bit more quarterback keeps than we did running the football, but that was by design.”
Griffin wore a brace on the right knee, something he also did at Baylor after tearing his ACL.
Gomes has MCL sprain
Safety DeJon Gomes suffered a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in the 27-20 win at the Eagles. Center Will Montgomery played through a similar injury, but it’s uncertain whether Gomes will be in the lineup against Dallas.
“At his position, it’s a little bit different than Will’s,” Shanahan said. “You put a little bit more stress on that as a defensive back, so we’ll evaluate him again on Wednesday and see how he’s handling the situation, how he’s able to move, and we’ll find out more in practice.”
Gomes has been part of a three-man rotation at safety along with starter Reed Doughty and Jordan Pugh. He was injured on a kickoff return in the second half.
Bowen plays through pain
Defensive end Stephen Bowen started and played 67 percent of the snaps Sunday despite playing with a torn left upper biceps tendon.
The pain was there, but that didn’t stop him from fighting through.
“It was still sore, some range of motion was still not there the way I want it to be right now,” Bowen said. “I had to suck it up and just find a way to get it done.”
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- WHYNO: Tomas Vokoun gets unexpected Stanley Cup shot with Penguins
- Brandon Meriweather, Redskins' secondary ready for bounceback year
- Kirk Cousins embraces role as Redskins' offseason starter as RG3 rehabs from injury
- Capitals notes: Realignment won't prompt roster remake
- Despite Caps' first-round playoff exit, Adam Oates' first season as coach left a positive taste
Latest Blog Entries
- Redskins injury updates (5/23): WR Pierre Garcon, CB Josh Wilson each had labrum surgery
- Capitals 'love' Matt Hendricks, but how much?
- Wojtek Wolski signs in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League
- Tom Poti won't return to Capitals, plans to continue his NHL career
- Is Tom Wilson ready to be a regular for Capitals?
By returning to Christian roots, the nation can achieve greatness once again
- Fuel-filled wings, ability to swarm: Pentagon offers glimpse at future of drone fleet
- Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
- CARSON: Recovering Tocqueville's vision of American exceptionalism
- 'Culture of intimidation' seen in Nevada ranch standoff
- GOP writes legislation to deny Attorney General Eric Holder his salary
- WEBER: Obamacare cuts home healthcare for millions of seniors
- PHILLIPS: What did Harry Reid know and when did he know it?
- HURT: Wilson and Obama ... 100 years apart, but so alike
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell entangled in MetLife lawsuit
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Chaos as Manhattan building explodes