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No timetable for Griffin to get clearance to sprint, cut

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After his appearance at Redskins’ OTA practice on Thursday, quarterback Robert Griffin III said he has “only” two hurdles left in his recovery from a torn ACL:  (1) clearance for “explosive” sprinting; and (2) clearance to cut.

Those are both fairly significant hurdles.

As to these obstacles, perhaps the most important maneuver for an athlete with a new ACL, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there is no timetable for said clearance.

“It is still a ways off,” the source said.  “No one is going to rush anything.”

That’s the most important thing for Griffin, the Redskins, the media, and the fans to remember.  Griffin got into this mess because not enough attention was being paid to his health.  This time around, despite anything anyone says, they’re going to be careful.

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45 Responses to “No timetable for Griffin to get clearance to sprint, cut”
  1. ozymandias121 says: May 23, 2013 7:27 PM

    The time table on his next major knee problem is about 4-6 months though.

  2. justintuckrule says: May 23, 2013 7:29 PM

    I’m so glad my QB need not worry about sprinting and cutting. He just finds open WRs, wins SB against all-world QBs and is the current iron man.

  3. peytonsneck18 says: May 23, 2013 7:30 PM

    wayne brady jr.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: May 23, 2013 7:33 PM

    Robert Griffin does what he wants, when he wants. Everyone who roots for the Washington Redskins are all in for week 1 as we thrash The Eagles 42-0 on MNF. #GodsTeam

  5. commonsensedude says: May 23, 2013 7:34 PM

    RG3 needs to take his time and heal completely. But he does not need to do much in the way of explosive running – that’s what Morris is there for. All Robert needs to do in order to devastate the majority of NFL defenses is to use his killer arm to get to ball to receivers who will actually hold on to the passes.

  6. crj202 says: May 23, 2013 7:43 PM

    We need this rehab to be managed correctly. Too many blunders in the past with Landry, Orakpo, Carlis Rogers (bad eyesight). If he can continually remain healthy, at least 2 SB’s while he’s here. If not, back to the drawing board.

  7. vikings1976 says: May 23, 2013 7:45 PM


  8. pixelito says: May 23, 2013 7:51 PM

    God was not kind to his face.

  9. robertgriffintheturd says: May 23, 2013 7:56 PM

    We used to be a town that cared about the smallest details of our team. I always prided myself in my fellow Skins fans because we would care about who the 5th receiver or 3rd RB would be. Now we have front page news articles about Griffin’s dad commenting on his knee. Can’t wait for this guy to go so we can get back to being Skins fans and not Griffin idolaters.

  10. floratiotime says: May 23, 2013 7:57 PM

    Timetable is never.

  11. harrisonhits2 says: May 23, 2013 8:06 PM

    This time around, despite anything anyone says, they’re going to be careful.

    Yeah right certainly doesn’t look that way so far.

    Sure wish the league had hgh testing in place.

  12. skinsfan91 says: May 23, 2013 8:16 PM

    Griffin is such an influential person he actually inspires people who aren’t Skins fans, to create accounts on here pretending to be skins fans, just so they can talk crap about him. Amazing.

  13. skinsfantom says: May 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    RGFREAKIN’3 will be fine but thanks for asking

  14. biggestredmiami says: May 23, 2013 8:34 PM

    The timetable should be “when he’s ready.” Take a lesson from D. Rose, the future is much more important than Week 1 of your 2nd year in the league.

  15. scopolamine9 says: May 23, 2013 8:34 PM

    He needs to keep rehabbing and getting his nose deeper in the playbook.

  16. tampaskinsfan says: May 23, 2013 8:48 PM

    Not sure what’s more amusing to me. The haters who rip on his proven ability or the “men” who call themselves football fans who comment on his looks. Go watch Americas Next Top Model instead if you’d rather judge an athlete for how they look instead of how they play.

  17. toonloonboon says: May 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    cool. another rg3 story. the most over publiczed team in football history, the 10-7 washington r-word

  18. sportnorcal says: May 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    Get well soon, kid.
    Looking forward to watching you play for years to come (but, uh, sit out any games against my team.)

  19. kerryc21realty says: May 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    Lots of jealous fans out there who wish he was their QB, love it

  20. h1ndrix says: May 23, 2013 9:09 PM

    They should stack some phonebooks on the sideline of the Skins practice field so Russell Wilson can watch a real QB perform.

  21. haterville says: May 23, 2013 9:16 PM

    you can’t run on one leg.

    #americas team

    #D Ware

    # greatest living GM in the business

    #all hail the king Jerry Jones.

  22. skins716 says: May 23, 2013 9:26 PM

    the hate comes from fear.. fear that a healthy RGIII will dominate this season

  23. firestarter0728 says: May 23, 2013 9:28 PM

    My prediction is that RG3 will win the prestigious “Athlete Who Looks Most Like Eddie Murphy” award in 2013. Too bad his team will be 5-11, but then you can’t have everything.

  24. waiting4asuperbowl says: May 23, 2013 9:31 PM

    Cant believe this guy is already as far in

    recovery as he is

  25. lagg1 says: May 23, 2013 9:37 PM

    RG III is indeed physically talented. The Redskins though made a near football fatal mistake with his playing health. Last year they asked this kid to do a lot and since we are all fantasy junkies he showed the league that he maybe Jesus in cleats. But in my estimation (for what its worth) the Redskins are not as talented as the Giants or Cowboys. Their roster hasn’t been upgraded a great deal because of salary cap and lack of draft picks (see RGIII). This year they must play at Atlanta, Green Bay and Denver plus San Francisco at home-good luck with that. The danger is asking RGIII to do too much and whack he is down again.

  26. seatownballers says: May 23, 2013 9:59 PM

    Skins fans don’t get it.. the sooner rg comes back the bigger the risk of a long term injury. Why else did they draft back up cousins?

  27. thefox61 says: May 23, 2013 10:03 PM

    kerryc21realty says:
    May 23, 2013 8:59 PM
    Lots of jealous fans out there who wish he was their QB, love it

    • • • • • • • • • • • • 
    Not me. I’ll take Russell Wilson and our playoff win EVERY day of the week

  28. sbchampsagain says: May 23, 2013 11:28 PM

    Good QB. Fun to watch. Hope he learns to “play smarter” by exposing himself to less big hits. If he keeps up his current style of play he simply wont last int his league.

  29. thewarrenmoon says: May 23, 2013 11:37 PM

    In a related story, there is also no timetable yet on his next major injury. I has been predicted by his doctors that it will probably occur in his third game during the 2013 season – whenever that occurs. Good day now.

  30. musicman495 says: May 23, 2013 11:39 PM

    Wow, almost as many RG3 knee stories these days as Seahawk adderall and DUI stories.

  31. dylanssongwriter says: May 23, 2013 11:49 PM

    After doing those amazing jumping jacks a few weeks ago I figured he was ready to go. Please stop the griffin obsession sports media…people are going to be sick of this kid before he hits 25

  32. joemama01 says: May 23, 2013 11:58 PM

    He’ll run when his daddy says it’s ok for him to play.

  33. croghan1919 says: May 24, 2013 12:01 AM

    Good to hear He’s getting better, I will enjoy watching him play…for 2-3 more years.
    After that I can spend ALL of my time seeing/watching Luck run the QB friendly No Coast offense.

  34. jerrysglassescleaner says: May 24, 2013 12:46 AM

    He will be a little healthier if he practices falling down, especially the way Jerry Jones built the monster defense coming up this season. #talkwhenyouget5superbowls

  35. khmerson562 says: May 24, 2013 2:25 AM

    With that kind of injury and ready to play in week one he must be on ROID. I’m not saying that cause my a cowboys fan, I said that because i hate the Redskins.

  36. calizcowboyz says: May 24, 2013 3:01 AM

    RGKnee is what we though he was.
    Just another Michelle Vick injury prone scrambler.

    *yawn* the end. PERIOD!

  37. weaponx73 says: May 24, 2013 6:18 AM

    Hey Skins fans maybe you wouldn’t have so many haters responding if you all would stop trolling every article with how great RG3 is. I mean I’m glad you like your QB but please he hasn’t won anything yet. So stop talking trash like you won the super bowl back to back years.

  38. snowman36 says: May 24, 2013 6:21 AM


    I love you bro! #allinforweek1

    Chip Kelly is going to wish he was back in Oregon after the redskins pound his sorry team to oblivioun. HOF coach vs. rookie coach….no contest! I can’t wait to see Robert hoist the trophy!

  39. thrstr says: May 24, 2013 6:31 AM

    the “story” is there is no time table? Any excuse to spin up the Redskin haters I guess.

  40. 1bigtex says: May 24, 2013 6:39 AM

    Multiple knee surgeries and multiple concussions already at a young age. Not a good combination.

  41. ravanator says: May 24, 2013 7:35 AM

    Even if RG3 comes out of this 100% he still will only be good enough to win the NFC East, which isn’t saying much. Redskins need to get Tebow on the roster if they want to win a playoff game.

  42. tvjules says: May 24, 2013 7:37 AM

    As much as I’d like to see him beat the Eagles in the season opener, I’d rather see him wait until he’s 100%, so he can toast the Cowboys again a few weeks later.

  43. rubicon202 says: May 24, 2013 8:24 AM

    kerryc21realty says:
    Lots of jealous fans out there who wish he was their QB, love it
    Yeah wedding couples who’s friends didn’t buy their registry gifts…but honestly nobody is jealous except ur imagination

  44. jimmyt says: May 24, 2013 9:47 AM

    Sick of hearing about this guys knee. In fact I’m sick of hearing about all the wonderboy running, pistol playing, college offense QBs and looking forword to defenses slapping them around this season. This is the NFL.

  45. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: May 24, 2013 10:18 AM

    Oh look, another RGknee story, who woulda thunk it.

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