It has been a little more than a month since Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had his right ACL and LCL surgically repaired, which is apparently enough time for the Redskins to develop an idea about when Griffin will be ready to start playing games again.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is already encouraged enough by Griffin’s rehab that they believe he has a “legitimate chance” of being on the field when the Redskins start the 2013 season. “Legitimate chance” is one of those purposefully vague phrases that leave a lot of wiggle room and it is with good reason in this case.
Griffin’s rehab is just starting and there are plenty of other checkpoints that he’ll have to hit in the seven months before the start of next season before he’s given the green light to lead the Redskins offense. Encouraging signs are just that at this point in the process because there’s no way they or anyone else can know how RG3’s knee will progress over the long road ahead.
It’s certainly better than the alternative, but we’re still a good distance away from serious talk about starting the opener.