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MRI shows no serious damage to Griffin’s knee

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Well, that was fast.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III already has had an MRI on a right knee that he injured during Sunday’s win over the Ravens.  Per multiple reports, a Redskins spokesman has said that the MRI showed no significant damage, and specifically no torn ACL.

The injury is being characterized as a sprain, which can mean a wide range of injuries to one or more ligaments.

Stay tuned for more details on the specific ligaments that were affected.

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57 Responses to “MRI shows no serious damage to Griffin’s knee”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Dec 9, 2012 7:39 PM

    Next time.

  2. rickster8 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:42 PM

    C’mon RG3, get healthy quick guy…. I need ya man…. :)

  3. despenc925 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:42 PM

    good stuff! I want to see the redskins at 100% down the home stretch.

  4. rgthrizzle says: Dec 9, 2012 7:43 PM

    Where are all the doctors that said it was a torn acl. People who wish for injuries are kinda pathetic, no matter what team you root for

  5. procre8te says: Dec 9, 2012 7:43 PM

    wow, maybe god is on our side.

  6. oaktown49er says: Dec 9, 2012 7:44 PM

    Glad to see. Happy for him and 99% of Skins fans.

  7. eatitfanboy says: Dec 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    A sprained knee could still be multi-week injury.

  8. richrob81 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    He’s got to learn to slide. No need for him to take that hit. Gutsy of him to come back in. If he stays healthy he will be a great one.

  9. f00sballfan says: Dec 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    That giant whirring sound you just heard was the sound of thousands of RG3 “owners” in fantasy football exhaling in relief…

  10. vancouvernfl says: Dec 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    lucky
    very lucky

  11. mwojo586 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:46 PM

    Great news. A second torn ACL on the same knee could have had serious implications on one hell of a bright future.

  12. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 9, 2012 7:47 PM

    Booyah. God is with the Redskins…no if’s, ands or buts about it. See you all in New Orleans at the Superbowl.

  13. gbar22 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:47 PM

    Hopefully he runs less as his career progresses I certainly as a redskin fan do not want a Vick-esque injury prone QB

  14. jkr32 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:50 PM

    Just love how the media blows this guy up like he’s the 2nd coming of Jesus! The man is 6-6! No he’s not 7-6 Cousins won the game today, lets just settle down and let the season play out. Meannwhile you hear nothing about Andrew Luck who is 9-4 with an inferior team!! Luck will be the better QB when it’s all said and done.

  15. rg3some says: Dec 9, 2012 7:50 PM

    Great player. He must learn from this.

  16. eastcoastniner says: Dec 9, 2012 7:51 PM

    f00sballfan says: Dec 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    That giant whirring sound you just heard was the sound of thousands of RG3 “owners” in fantasy football exhaling in relief…

    _______

    Or everyone in the DC/VA/MD area

  17. kenorv says: Dec 9, 2012 7:53 PM

    A knee sprain is good for the long term but for the short term I just don’t see him playing or if he does I don’t see him playing effectively next week against Cleveland.

    I doubt he gets many reps this week in practice and if that’s the case, I would rest him and let Cousins start. I know it sounds crazy but I think that Washington would have a better chance of beating Cleveland with a healthy Cousins that gets most if not all of the reps in practice this week, than a less than 100% RGIII that gets limited if any reps in practice.

  18. waiting4asuperbowl says: Dec 9, 2012 7:54 PM

    Hallelujah!!

  19. burgandyandgold says: Dec 9, 2012 7:56 PM

    HTTR – I have faith in Cousins but WAY more in RGIII.

  20. bhester1906 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:58 PM

    Those who wish injury on others are sick. I’m glad this young man didn’t have a very serious injury.

  21. timbuttrum says: Dec 9, 2012 7:59 PM

    good stuff! I want to see the redskins at 100% down the home stretch.

    ——————————————–

    Skins have been no where near 100% since the preseason. Considering the injuries the Skins have had to deal with this year, I would be proud of them winning 7 games as a total for the year. HTTR and look out Cleveland

  22. rednats7 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:04 PM

    While I was watching the game on tv heard some Baltimore fans cheer after RG3 got hurt….stay classy Baltimore… o wait forgot its Baltimore

  23. sd1024 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:04 PM

    You wanna take off and run 15 times a games rather than work on being a real QB, you incur the risk.

  24. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:06 PM

    hes done for the year!!!!

  25. cmfischer says: Dec 9, 2012 8:06 PM

    sd1024, you should probably check the stats–15 carries is hyperbole at best. Try 5-7.

  26. wethog66 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:06 PM

    Luck vs the Titans:

    16/34 196 Yards 1TD/2 INT’s

    Doesn’t seem like Luck won the game for the Colts today either.

    Get over yourself please. Luck and Griffin have the potential to be special. Why not leave it at that?

    And I’d love to see what the Skins record would be with the Colts schedule. Would be 9-4 at least.

  27. skins23 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:07 PM

    sd1024 says:Dec 9, 2012 8:04 PM

    You wanna take off and run 15 times a games rather than work on being a real QB, you incur the risk.
    ____________________________

    Another uneducated moron. Guess who is 3rd in the NFL in QB rating and has 18 TDs to 4 INTs on the year?

  28. fuglyflorio says: Dec 9, 2012 8:07 PM

    It’s not a question of RG3 learning to slide … or any other magic tricks.

    They’re running an option, 1-read offense … and the QB takes lots of hits in that scheme. It’s how they’re playing that puts him at risk. Shanahan is placing him in harms way. 13 games … one concussion and one knee injury.

  29. rickc402 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:08 PM

    Sit him vs the Browns, he is too important in the long run, it’s was a nice run buts lets all be realistic, our defense is too poor. Get heathly, and come back with Orakpo, Carraker, and Meriweather and be prepared to dominate! HTTR!!!

  30. boyshole25 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:08 PM

    Awesome game by both teams DMV reppin

  31. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:10 PM

    they better change his style of play, or he will be used to using crutches and drinking threw a straw

  32. crubenst says: Dec 9, 2012 8:15 PM

    Looking at the replay it looked like the lcl

  33. imthedudedude says: Dec 9, 2012 8:16 PM

    Get healthy soon, RG III. Love seeing him play. Better person and player than Vick or Newton. If redskins get a big wideout (Fitzgerald) watch out next year!

  34. sd1024 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:17 PM

    Just an FYI..when you have 4 interceptions through week 14…you dont throw much.

  35. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Dec 9, 2012 8:19 PM

    Wow! Can we start questioning his toughness now?
    Sprained knee… He was limping around like a little girl.
    (Not to mention throwing the ball at his receivers feet all day)

  36. wethog66 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:20 PM

    @sd1024

    Griffin hasn’t run 15 times in one single game all year. Watch a Skins game before making a comment like that, please.

  37. jonasgrumbyoftx says: Dec 9, 2012 8:24 PM

    I don’t care WHO it is or WHAT team it is I never wanna see anyone injured.

    Good for you RGIII

  38. skins23 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:29 PM

    jkr32 says:Dec 9, 2012 7:50 PM
    __________________________

    Luck is TERRIBLE this year. He’s last in the league in comp. % and rating and leads the league in turnovers. The Colts are 9-4 cause their SOS is .418, 2nd weakest in league. They’re winning IN SPITE OF Luck who keeps putting them in huge holes.

  39. skins23 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:32 PM

    sd1024 says:Dec 9, 2012 8:17 PM

    Just an FYI..when you have 4 interceptions through week 14…you dont throw much.
    _____________________________

    4 INTs in 325 attempts. Yawn. Next idiot up, please.

  40. randomguy9999 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:34 PM

    franchise QBs … the real guys who win superbowls and get to the playoffs reliably are never…. ever…. ever…. scramblers…

    RG3 has had 2 major scares this year so far… how many times is he going to dodge a 3-5 game time out or an IR?

  41. sd1024 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:35 PM

    Hes run 13 times in 3 games…close enough.

  42. sd1024 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:38 PM

    @skins23 aka homer23

    Real QBs like Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers have well over 400 attempts.

    Next idiot.

  43. sd1024 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:58 PM

    Skins fans kill me. If rg3 was on any other team , you grumps would call him a phony running a college offense who haa no less than 8 touchdowns where he basically heaved the ball into triple coverage and moss made a play for him. And he looks like a daschund. But since hes a skin…hes god. Thats why your the skins..your a punchline!

  44. wethog66 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:59 PM

    Skins are #1 in rushing in the NFL. Denver is 15th and GB is 21st. I bet if Den and GB had a better running game Manning and Rodgers passing attempts would be lower.

    Alfred Morris is averaging 5 yards a run this year. With an average per run like that why throw the ball?

  45. sd1024 says: Dec 9, 2012 9:06 PM

    ….balance.

    When the tape is studied in the offseason and bob griffin is forced to play qb, morris’ average will go down the toilet.

  46. theblowtorchreview says: Dec 9, 2012 9:15 PM

    A sprained knee has different degrees. A bad sprain (lots of swelling, several ligaments) can keep you out for weeks, particularly if you are a running mobile QB.

    I think it’s going to be a wait and see. The man has got to stop sacrificing his body!

  47. iceburgskin202 says: Dec 9, 2012 9:31 PM

    So Aaron Rodgers Elway and Steve young wernt “scramblers”??? They won SB trophies and don’t give me that Rodgers isn’t a scrambler he stopped last year. How the hell do you know his end zone dance if he doesn’t run?

  48. wwrg3d says: Dec 9, 2012 9:35 PM

    all this talk about RG3 having more talent around him than Luck has around him is absurd. The Colts made the playoffs for 9 straight years before last year and averaged 10+ wins a year during those years. Their gameplan last year with no #18 was Collins, Painter, Orlovsky. Are any of these QB’s still in the league? Their plan B didnt work out last year. Couple that with them tanking some games to get Luck and you end with a 2 win season. You cant win 100 games in 9 years with a bad team. The Colts have a soft schedule this year but Luck has exceeded expectations for sure but not as much as RG3 has. RG3 did enough for the skins to win the games against the Rams and the first Giants game. Look up his numbers from those games. If the defense wasn’t so soft, RG3 would be 9-4 just like Luck.

    RG3 and Luck are going to around for a long time and they are both going to great. Let there careers decide who’s better. As a fan of the game…just sit back and enjoy!

  49. rgthrizzle says: Dec 9, 2012 9:47 PM

    Brady only has 4 interceptions

  50. sd1024 says: Dec 9, 2012 10:17 PM

    Brady is 100000x the QB.

  51. tommyribs says: Dec 9, 2012 10:17 PM

    I’m a GIANTS fan, but I hope RG3 is OK. He’s a great kid, and obviously a tremendous QB. That Leg injury looked real bad.

    If he only misses 1 or 2 games and does not need surgery, it has to be counted as a blessing.

  52. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 9, 2012 11:51 PM

    rickc402 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:08 PM

    Sit him vs the Browns, he is too important in the long run, it’s was a nice run buts lets all be realistic, our defense is too poor. Get heathly, and come back with Orakpo, Carraker, and Meriweather and be prepared to dominate! HTTR!!!
    ————

    The Browns are going to beat the Redskins whether he plays or not. He certainly won’t be running much even if he plays.

  53. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 9, 2012 11:52 PM

    rgthrizzle says: Dec 9, 2012 9:47 PM

    Brady only has 4 interceptions
    ———–

    When does Brady ever make a risky throw?

  54. illwillthemick says: Dec 10, 2012 1:52 AM

    he hyperextended it.

  55. illwillthemick says: Dec 10, 2012 1:55 AM

    nick foles is better then rg3 and luck. book it.

  56. mungman69 says: Dec 10, 2012 4:17 AM

    Interesting, we will see what happens.

  57. malvaren18 says: Dec 10, 2012 1:29 PM

    This guy needs to learn to dive, if he wants to have a long NFL career.

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