- Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton for representing child rapist
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
- Drought-plagued Californians turn to paint to keep lawns green
- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
- 11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
- Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
- Turkish P.M. Erdogan won’t speak to Obama, but he’ll take calls from Biden
- Israel’s ambassador praises Obama, slams Human Rights Watch report
RG3 has ACL surgery to repair knee; season opener in question
Question of the Day
“I would tell you I think there would always be a difference on that knee. The players he plays with and the players he plays against may not notice that, but you as a physician and trainer in examining that athlete will always sort of say, ‘Wow, it’s a little different than what it was,’” Carr said.
Added Siegel: “Whenever you have this done, you never have a normal knee. You never have a knee that’s 100 percent. You may have an athlete that gets back Adrian Peterson-style and is able to compete and looks good, but … I think it would be unusual for him to feel great, like he has a normal knee.”
Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton, New York Giants receiver Domenik Hixon and Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis each returned to the NFL after tearing one of their ACLs more than once.
Griffin also insisted on returning, and Shanahan allowed him to, saying Griffin had earned the right to determine his status because of how well he played during his rookie season and his knowledge of his own body.
Shanahan has been heavily scrutinized by local and national media for allowing Griffin to remain in the game. He talked to team doctors “three or four times” during the game about Griffin’s condition, he said Monday. Andrews was on the Redskins‘ sideline Sunday..
“Any time he gets hit, on the sideline I had all the doctors come up and we talked as a group,” Shanahan said.
“Robert is our franchise quarterback, and I’m not going to take a chance on his career to win a game, but I also know that when you got the belief in a guy and you feel that he can play at a certain level and a doctor is telling you he’s OK to go in, then you’ve got to do what you think is right,” Shanahan said. “If I didn’t think it was right, he wouldn’t have been in there. It’s just that simple.”
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- REDSKINS 2013: Washington seeks staying power among NFL's elite
- NFL 2013: Ranking all 32 teams in terms of staying power
- REDSKINS 2013: Breaking down the schedule, game by game
- Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson learning to manage family life with football career
- With no blueprint, Redskin Hankerson seeks success as dad
Latest Blog Entries
U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- 'Straight White Guy Festival' supposedly set for Ohio park
- Rick Perry: County jails in Texas have taken in 203,000 "criminal aliens"
- Hamas terrorists wear Israeli army uniforms to ambush soldiers in Gaza
- ISTOOK: The secret is out: 'Unaccompanied minors' are only one-fourth of illegal border-crossers
- Jewish woman booted from JetBlue flight over fight with Palestinian
- Tony Dungy doubles down on Michael Sam remarks: 'Drafting him would bring much distraction'
- Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home in California: report
- Rep. Jared Polis' anti-fracking crusade riles Colorado
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq