The early reports on the recovery of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III have been positive. Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews weighed in last week, and on Tuesday, courtesy of ESPN’s Trey Wingo, we heard from the Redskins’ star quarterback himself.
In a text message to Wingo that the ESPN anchor published on Twitter, Griffin III gave an update on how he’s coming along after suffering knee ligament injuries in Washington’s playoff loss to Seattle in January.
“My knee is getting better every day,” Griffin wrote. “The doctors say I’m ahead of schedule. My goal is to return healthy in week one but if I’m not ready then i will wait until i am, however long that is.”
Griffin III also noted that he’s cognizant of “my responsibility is within the dilemma that led to me having surgery to repair my knee and all parties involved know their responsibilities as well.”
This is just another data point in the beginning stages of a process that will be closely watched by the football world, but these indications, while preliminary, are better than the alternative for Griffin.