RG3 was ‘scared’ after initially hurting knee

continued from page 1

Question of the Day

What has been the biggest debacle on Obama's watch?

View results

Griffin: “I will. I promise.”

And with that, Griffin re-entered a game he would not complete. With 6:19 remaining in the game, he suffered a severe injury that jeopardizes his availability for the start of the 2013 season. His knee twisted and buckled when he leaned down to try to pick up a fumble. He walked off the field with two torn knee ligaments.

Shanahan has been intensely criticized for permitting a hobbled Griffin to remain in the game. The second-guessing begins with the play that prompted Williams‘ concern.

Shanahan said team doctors cleared Griffin to remain in the game. And with Griffin insisting he OK to continue, Shanahan allowed it.

“It’s always a tough decision when to pull a guy and when not to,” Shanahan said Sunday after the game. “I talked to him at halftime and had to feel good about him to go back in. He said, ‘Hey, trust me. I want to be in there, and I deserve to be in there,’ and I couldn’t disagree with him.”

Griffin was willing to accept the risk, even after the game.

“I think I did put myself at more risk by being out there, but every time you step on the football field…you’re putting your life, your career, every single ligament in your body in jeopardy.”

Griffin had meniscus repaired

Griffin had the medial meniscus in his right knee surgically repaired Wednesday as part of the procedure in which orthopedic surgeon James Andrews revised the reconstruction of the ACL and repaired the torn LCL in Griffin’s right knee.

Dr. Mark Adickes, the orthopedist who reconstructed Griffin’s ACL in 2009 and served as a consultant to Griffin this week, revealed the medial meniscus repair in an article he wrote for FOXSports.com that was published Thursday.

Andrews, who performed Wednesday’s surgery, did not mention the meniscus repair in the statement he released through the team. Andrews and Adickes believe Griffin could be ready for the start of the season in September.

“The work ethic, determination and drive that he has will make regaining his strength a non-issue,” Adickes wrote. “He could realistically be ready for the regular-season opener, but I’m sure a conservative approach will be employed when determining the timing for his return to play.”

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Adobe Flash player