Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III told fans on Saturday that he’s continuing to make good progress in rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery, and he expects to play in the opener against the Eagles on Monday, September 9.
At the Redskins’ draft party on Saturday, Griffin did some jumping jacks and told the crowd he expects to play in the first game of the regular season.
“We’re having a great draft right now, and I’m all in for Week 1, just like you guys are right now,” Griffin said, via the Free Lance-Star. “You guys saw me jumping. I mean, I can run a little bit. I’ll be good. No worries. I’ll take it slow, but in the same time, I’ll be ready to go.”
Griffin and the Redskins have stated repeatedly that he won’t rush his recovery, but they’ve also stated repeatedly that he is progressing faster than doctors expected when he had the surgery in January. It will be an upset if he’s not starting for the Redskins against the Eagles.