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Robert Griffin III has x-rays on ribs after game

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The Redskins will be evaluating players for the rest of the regular season, but they had to evaluate x-rays of the ribs of their franchise quarterback after Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Robert Griffin III had x-rays taken after the game to ensure that he hadn’t broken them on a hit early in the game. He complained of soreness on his left side and the team sent him for the tests to rule out a more serious injury. The x-rays were negative and Griffin said he won’t be set back by the soreness at all.

“I’m fine. I’ll be ready to go,” Griffin said. “No one is ever going to question the fight I have inside myself to be the greatest and to help this team to victory. It doesn’t matter what it is, I will make sure that I continue to help my team win games and that it starts right after the bye.”

Given the absence of fractures and the extra time before the next Redskins game, there doesn’t seem to be much reason to think Griffin will miss any time as a result of the injury. If that proves to be incorrect, Mike Shanahan will have a chance to evaluate Kirk Cousins or Rex Grossman.

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14 Responses to “Robert Griffin III has x-rays on ribs after game”
  1. bewaredware says: Nov 4, 2012 8:26 PM

    That sucks. He’s a GREAT player.

    Dallas fan.

  2. skins1982 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:40 PM

    Do an MRI on shannys head while you’re at it. See if his brain shrunk. Atrocious play calling today.

  3. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Nov 4, 2012 9:01 PM

    Just as the Nationals shut down Strasburg, Danny boy should make Shannahan shut RGIII down this season. At 3-5 and already being in “evaluation mode” (Shannahan’s words not mine) nothing good can come from throwing this kid to the wolves the rest of the way. Remember this post. It will be relevant when this super talented kid with too big of a heart is stretchered off the coliseum floor

  4. nflwatcher says: Nov 4, 2012 9:07 PM

    Don’t you think the story should have mentioned how the rib injury happened considering his last injury.

  5. daroc88 says: Nov 4, 2012 9:09 PM

    I agree….playcalling was simply horrible. When I saw the option to Banks on 3rd and 4, I knew Shanny had come in with a flawed gameplan. RGIII rarely throws picks and his completion percentage is pretty high, let him air it out a little more. Why do we have 4 players in the backfield? Fire the prodigal son please!

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 4, 2012 9:15 PM

    hes gonna have to change his style or he will live up to his name (IR)G3

  7. libertynchurch says: Nov 4, 2012 9:16 PM

    Football players get better by playing football. Many great QBs got their arse handed to them at the begining of their careers. Mr. Bradshaw is a prime example, and he turned out HOF-OK.

    He is a starting QB in the NFC-East, best division in professional football. I look forward to seeing him mature over the years, as a worthy opponent to my GMen.

  8. timbuttrum says: Nov 4, 2012 9:16 PM

    Courtesy of his right tackle Polumbo who was owned today. Carolina routinely got to the QB rushing only four today. Makes it real hard on the offense to do anything when they make it that easy for the D. Shananhan, your seat is getting hotter by the week. You can only blame so much on injuries.

  9. pantherpro says: Nov 4, 2012 10:20 PM

    Cam gave RG a facial today! I’ll take Superman any day over the cream puff from Baylor!

  10. sd1024 says: Nov 4, 2012 10:24 PM

    You win championships with smart, drop-back passing. Flashy players like Cam and RG3 go to Super Bowls…to pitch endorsements.

  11. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Nov 4, 2012 10:24 PM

    guy needs to learn how to get out of bounds and/or not take the big hit. he won’t last a full season playing the way he does with reckless abandon.

  12. indywilson40 says: Nov 4, 2012 11:18 PM

    RG3-6.

  13. bigblackanvil says: Nov 5, 2012 12:33 AM

    Why are there always a million Colts fans hatin’ on RG3??? Kids a stud. Kyle has a super talent but calls the dumbest out of sync plays. There just no type of flow. Same play…after play….after play. If it were not for RG3 threading passes he’d have 7 pick sixes a game. Dude’s accuracy is insane. Like Paulsen but wish Pauls had hands. Really missing Davis like whoa !!!HTTR

  14. walter0247 says: Nov 5, 2012 1:16 AM

    superman? try one trick pony. just because he beat up a defense that is on pace to break the record for most yards allowed in a season doesn’t mean he’s good.

    another note, kyle should be fired, he’s the one calling the plays. unfortunately mike would end up going with him too.

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