RG3 has ‘no doubt’ knee will be ready for Redskins’ opener

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Team doctors’ decision to clear Griffin to remain in that game and coach Mike Shanahan’s decision to continue playing Griffin were sources of fierce debate as Griffin’s grim diagnosis became known.

Griffin admitted regrets about the game, but he declined to specify them Saturday.

“Hindsight is 20/20,” he said. “There’s a lot of different things that I – we – wish we would have done differently as a team. I can’t get into that with you guys. That’s a conversation I have to have with coach; I will have with coach.

“I think the only regret and bitterness is the fact that we lost, and we felt like we should have won the game. There’s things we could have done to win the game. It’s a learning experience for everybody, so that’s what it is. When I get back to Redskins Park, I’ll talk with coach, and we’ll move on from there.”

Shanahan visited Griffin after the surgery and they talked for “a couple hours,” their only conversation since the procedure, Griffin said.

Griffin’s recent days have consisted of three rehabilitation sessions. Two were at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, and the other was at his hotel.

“I wake up early, go to sleep late,” he said. “Right now I’m trying to work on that, trying to get some more sleep because sleep is the best remedy for any injury or sickness.”

He plans to return to Ashburn following the Super Bowl. He won’t attend Sunday’s Ravens-49ers game.

“I’m a firm believer that you don’t go to the Super Bowl unless you’re playing in it,” he said.

Going forward, Griffin plans to travel back and forth between Ashburn and Pensacola to continue his rehab.

“I think you will see a different version of me,” he said. “I vowed to my teammates and to myself after my first knee injury that I’d com back a better player, and that’s what I plan to do after this one, as well. You won’t see the same the same Robert Griffin. You’ll see a better Robert Griffin.”

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