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Griffin doesn’t believe he tore his ACL

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When the leg of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III whipped violently during a fourth-quarter hit from Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, it looked like the injury to his right knee could be bad.

It still may not be great, but Griffin said after the game that he doesn’t believe he suffered a torn ACL.

“I know what an ACL feels like,” Griffin said, via multiple reporters on Twitter.

Indeed he does.  Griffin once tore the ACL in that same knee.

Coach Mike Shanahan said that Griffin will have an MRI to determine the extent of the damage.  Griffin returned to the game after missing one snap, but then left after he was badly limping.  Griffin, according to Shanahan, wanted to return a second time.

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29 Responses to “Griffin doesn’t believe he tore his ACL”
  1. S.Nevada says: Dec 9, 2012 5:10 PM

    He was walking on the sideline and asked to go back in after going out the 2nd time. Maybe he doesn’t play next week, but if the division or a wild card spot are on the line, he’ll see the field.

  2. skinswillsurprise says: Dec 9, 2012 5:12 PM

    This guy is a beast! He will lead this Franchise for years to come.

  3. thekiller678 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:18 PM

    RG3 is taking too many hits. Newton can take hits because he’s huge but guys like RG3 can’t. RG3 is already a better QB than Vick ever was but I’m afraid to say he will end up injured like Vick throughout his career unless he smartens up.

  4. wludford says: Dec 9, 2012 5:19 PM

    So goes RGIII, so goes the Redskins.

  5. kwickett85 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:21 PM

    Don’t think he tore it either. He played for a bit after it happened. Then when they were OT he seemed fine on the sideline but you never know. Hope he is OK and back next week though.

  6. wludford says: Dec 9, 2012 5:26 PM

    The way RGIII plays, or is coached to play, it is only a matter of time before he suffers a season-ending injury. Redskins need to be much more careful with their prize QB- at least until they’ve paid off all the first and second-round draft picks they used to get him.

  7. true9erfan66 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:31 PM

    K I am a registered nurse. So just want to clarify something about a ACL injury. Yes he was walking around and played a little bit. However that is something pretty common with ACL injuries simply because it only affects your knee if you move it a certain way.

  8. 8man says: Dec 9, 2012 5:42 PM

    Ugh. It wasn’t the worst I’ve seen, but the lad will be in some significant pain tonight and come the morn.

    Quite the warrior, fighting through the pain and the swinging piece of wood his lower leg must have felt like. Great performance. Gutsy win by the Redskins. The team has some heart.

  9. samapoc says: Dec 9, 2012 5:51 PM

    You can test for torn acl on the field. So I’d expect him to be correct.

  10. exibitsman says: Dec 9, 2012 5:53 PM

    it looked bad on the replay maybe 4 to 6 weeks.

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:57 PM

    RIP to RG3 knee and body

  12. chris6523 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:57 PM

    It will be difficult for RGIII to continue playing like he is without sustaining a whole lot of injuries. However, he has the talent to be a pocket passer. It’s gotta be difficult for a guy like that to not take risks, though, because his ability to make huge plays with his feet is off the charts.

  13. folkcrusader says: Dec 9, 2012 6:04 PM

    I don’t know, don’t want to wish any injury on a player but it looked more serious then he is alluding.

  14. mattolikesthevikes says: Dec 9, 2012 6:08 PM

    This guy is great!! He will be able to lead this franchise for months to come, because after that his body will be toast!!!!

  15. S.Nevada says: Dec 9, 2012 6:09 PM

    His foot wasn’t planted, that’s what saved him.

    Sorry Pneck, you’re turnover machine of a QB will still need to pick up the pace if he wants ROY.

  16. otis52gsh says: Dec 9, 2012 6:10 PM

    If he don’t stop all the running he will be done inside 5 years.

  17. kingpel says: Dec 9, 2012 6:11 PM

    The Redskins have about 3 years to win a Super Bowl with this kid and then the injuries will start to pile up and not heal as quickly.

    Great talent, but he takes some massive hits.

  18. rgthrizzle says: Dec 9, 2012 6:14 PM

    You can’t test for torn ligaments on the field. Btw- it was a freak injury could’ve happened to anyone

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:14 PM

    His leg flopped. Sorry. That’s an ACL.

  20. joeyd524 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:15 PM

    Haha rg3 plays a few games and hurt again,Eli play over 150 keeps getting up..gonna be a short short career

  21. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 9, 2012 6:18 PM

    If Kirk Cousins gets all the first-team reps in practice, the Redskins will surprise a lot of people… The kid from Michigan State can PLAY…

  22. randomguy9999 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:18 PM

    and THAT is why you never bet on running QBs to be your franchise guy….

  23. jwreck says: Dec 9, 2012 6:25 PM

    thekiller678 says: Dec 9, 2012 5:18 PM

    RG3 is taking too many hits. Newton can take hits because he’s huge but guys like RG3 can’t. RG3 is already a better QB than Vick ever was but I’m afraid to say he will end up injured like Vick throughout his career unless he smartens up.
    ________
    Don’t entirely disagree, just want to point that
    A. Griffin is the same size as Rodgers, Romo, and Ryan, and significantly bigger than Vick and Brees. Yes, all that is moot because he runs more often than they do and will put his neck/legs/knees on the line to win games.
    B. As to him smartening up, he’s done a whole lot of that, and the play where he got injured was actually a pretty smart run: an obvious passing-down with the defensive backs spread wide and an open field for Griffin to run though.

    In short, like Evel Knievel, just because Robert Griffin is the best at what he does, doesn’t mean it’s going to be safe.

    More importantly, who gave peytonsneck 6 thumbs up? I really hope it was peytonsneck’s six internet connected devices; and not five real people enjoying Robert Griffin’s injury.

  24. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:56 PM

    I’ll take Luck turnovers and 9-4the record over rg3 erractic injury proned game and mediocre record, Luck career will be alot longer n record breaking than rg3

  25. vegaskid21 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:59 PM

    I hope he’s ok. RGIII is an exciting player to watch.

  26. tomtravis76 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:16 PM

    Robert needs to retract his version of the hit, he was not already down when the hit took place. It was a clean hit by Ngata(and so was the unnecessary roughness for the clean hit to the chest). When QB’s cry to the media, it finds its way to Roger who has his hand in a big fine for the defensive player.

    RGIII is a special player, but he hasn’t earned getting to wear a dress just yet in the pocket.

  27. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:47 PM

    tomtravis76 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:16 PM

    Robert needs to retract his version of the hit, he was not already down when the hit took place. It was a clean hit by Ngata(and so was the unnecessary roughness for the clean hit to the chest). When QB’s cry to the media, it finds its way to Roger who has his hand in a big fine for the defensive player.

    RGIII is a special player, but he hasn’t earned getting to wear a dress just yet in the pocket.
    ————–

    I agree. And that Ngata hit was TEXTBOOK.

  28. jwreck says: Dec 9, 2012 11:30 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:47 PM

    tomtravis76 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:16 PM

    Robert needs to retract his version of the hit, he was not already down when the hit took place. It was a clean hit by Ngata(and so was the unnecessary roughness for the clean hit to the chest). When QB’s cry to the media, it finds its way to Roger who has his hand in a big fine for the defensive player.

    RGIII is a special player, but he hasn’t earned getting to wear a dress just yet in the pocket.
    _________
    Don’t disagree, that shouldn’t have been a foul, but how exactly does the Third “retract his version of the hit”? Is he supposed to write a letter to Goodell explaining that the call was wrong and forfeiting the W to Baltimore?

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 9, 2012 11:57 PM

    I don’t care about that part. That’s foolish talk (about retracting a statement). Just the begging for flags and the clean hit were my agreements.

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