- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Robert Griffin III sprained his right shoulder in the Washington Redskins‘ victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday and was limited in practice on Wednesday, coach Jay Gruden said.

Griffin, who did not speak to reporters, wore kinesiotape on his right shoulder for practice. He was injured with 10:20 remaining in the fourth quarter, Gruden said, on a sack by defensive end Fletcher Cox, who got his right hand up and blocked Griffin’s pass attempt.

“He was a little sore today, so we kept him in on a limited basis,” Gruden said. “It needs to get better. I don’t think it’s a serious deal, but if it affects his throwing, it could be an issue. But right now, we’re just taking it very precautionary and just making sure to get him rest, and hopefully, he’ll be ready to go Friday.”

Griffin, who missed six games earlier this season after dislocating his left ankle, would be replaced by Kirk Cousins if he’s unable to start. Cousins stepped in for Griffin after that injury in a victory over Jacksonville on Sept. 14 and started five games this season.

The Redskins‘ 27-24 victory over Philadelphia snapped a six-game losing streak. Griffin played one of his better games of the season, completing 16 of 23 passes for 220 yards and an interception while rushing five times for 11 yards.

Left tackle Trent Williams (sprained right shoulder) and defensive end Jason Hatcher (soreness in right knee) were held out of practice. Inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (sprained MCL in left knee), nose tackle Chris Baker (unspecified foot injury) and outside linebacker Gabe Miller (sprained left ankle) were also limited.

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