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Robert Griffin III will wear a knee brace all year

Redskins Camp Football AP

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III says he will wear a brace on his surgically repaired knee for the entire 2013 season.

Griffin was asked after practice today whether he’ll protect his knee with a brace for the rest of his career, and although he said he hasn’t decided that, he has already decided to wear a brace for at least this year.

“I don’t know if I’ll wear it forever. I know I’ll wear it for the rest of the season,” Griffin said.

Griffin also wore a brace throughout the 2010 season at Baylor after tearing his ACL in 2009. But he took the brace off for his Heisman Trophy-winning 2011 season.

“After the first time I had the injury I wore it for a year and I thought I’d wear it for the rest of my life,” Griffin said. “The next year came around and I took it off, won a Heisman and did a whole lot of other things. It just depends on how the leg feels. I don’t plan on wearing it past this season, but it all depends on what happens.”

The brace may slow Griffin down slightly, but if it prevents him from tearing his ACL a third time, wearing it is the right decision.

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74 Responses to “Robert Griffin III will wear a knee brace all year”
  1. elwayfanj says: Jul 29, 2013 12:45 PM

    Smart

  2. bucrightoff says: Jul 29, 2013 12:45 PM

    If you draft RGIII in your fantasy draft, best draft Kirk Cousins as well. 0% chance RGIII plays all 16 games this year.

  3. hartdaddy says: Jul 29, 2013 12:46 PM

    NFL Defenders read-“Robert Griffin III will wear a target all year”

  4. prosb4hos says: Jul 29, 2013 12:47 PM

    Um, the brace didn’t protect him from tearing his ACL the 2nd time last year in the playoffs. Really gives a false sense of security more than anything.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 29, 2013 12:48 PM

    #afragileQBwillneverwinaSB

  6. govikes82 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:50 PM

    I hope they fix that field…

  7. FlashPatterson says: Jul 29, 2013 12:50 PM

    AD didn’t have to, guess RGIII is no MVP.

  8. gibson34 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:51 PM

    damaged good already………….short career and back to the cellar for this joke of a franchise. Then Danny Boy fires shanarat and back to last place finishes again.

  9. whatnojets says: Jul 29, 2013 12:52 PM

    Who’s the back-up quarterback???

  10. chiadam says: Jul 29, 2013 12:52 PM

    He should have registered for a knee bace.

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 29, 2013 12:55 PM

    I have a feeling Kirk Cousins is going to get some quality playing time this year.

  12. skinsnation703 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:56 PM

    Wear it every year please.
    Sincerely,
    Redskins Nation. @Skinsnation703

  13. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 29, 2013 12:59 PM

    It worked last time. LOL

  14. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Jul 29, 2013 12:59 PM

    govikes82 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 12:50 PM
    I hope they fix that field…

    ———————————————————

    It’s already been reported on this site and many others that the field is being replaced by the same turf at VT

  15. jmak79 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:00 PM

    I am buying stock in knee braces, kids will be wearing them non-stop this fall!

  16. drfeelyouup says: Jul 29, 2013 1:01 PM

    Doesn’t matter. Cowboys will win the division brace or no brace. Rg3 likes fishsticks

  17. seattlecoug says: Jul 29, 2013 1:04 PM

    He’ll never win a playoff game.

  18. scorpiox1960 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:04 PM

    Shouldn’t Congress have a say in this?

    Oh wait, they only grandstand about the team name. Carry on.

  19. rex1979 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:07 PM

    “…won a Heisman and did a whole lot of other things.”

  20. Waffle 2.0 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:08 PM

    Replace the turf? Uh, turf didn’t tear that knee. Playing on a torn ligament tore that knee.

    He’s a dynamic athlete that is going to be affected by that knee forever.

  21. legend30 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:11 PM

    They should just tank next year for J. Clowney…. Oh wait, no 1st round pick next year.

  22. mrdry14 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:14 PM

    He’ll probably only wear it for a few games, then it will be a cast.

  23. skinsaneasylum says: Jul 29, 2013 1:18 PM

    SMH reading all of this hate in the comments. You guys are sad, seriously. Only the dredges of humanity would spout their mouths off and wish injury on others who have done nothing wrong. People are actually posting here and honestly wishing this role model gets seriously re-injured. Pathetic.

    Hate all you want. You can just eat crow AGAIN at the end of this year. You all sure love setting yourself up to not only work bad now but to have to eat your words AGAIN in but a few more weeks.

    Enjoy that second helping of crow, haters.

  24. justintuckrule says: Jul 29, 2013 1:21 PM

    Slimeball. Where’s the story of him sending Farve-like texts to the Hooters waitress on his wedding day?

  25. laseeno says: Jul 29, 2013 1:28 PM

    Knee braces for ACLs are just for mental well being.

    Studies show that they do not protect from ACL reinjury. Matter of fact, they can be detrimental depending on the situation.

  26. skinsfan91 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    Get’em RGIII. Better than your quarterback.

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 29, 2013 1:32 PM

    If Rg isn’t a threat to run, I doubt that their running offense will be as effective in 2013. It worked last year because Rg could take off at any time.

  28. harrycanyon says: Jul 29, 2013 1:38 PM

    Maybe he should have continued to wear the brace the first time, and he wouldn’t have a second knee injury in a very short career. He isn’t going to have much longevity in the league.

  29. anthonygrimald0 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    Where’s the logicalvoice throughout this one?
    -Anthony Grimald0

  30. isithockeyseasonyet says: Jul 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    Favre like texts hahaha hilarious

  31. ratbirdsrule says: Jul 29, 2013 1:44 PM

    nobody here is wishing him injured or bad anything…his style of play just promotes that stuff, it’s just the risk taking percentages speaking

  32. 106reasons says: Jul 29, 2013 1:47 PM

    A few comments here made me think the following information would be appreciated by some:

    The Redskins fixed the field with a new type of grass/sod and have already scheduled to resod again halfway through the season.

  33. edouble86 says: Jul 29, 2013 2:08 PM

    I’m still more confident in a rehabbing RG3 than I am with the likes of, say, a Mark Sanchez.

    Sorry, Jet’s fans.

  34. crush22 says: Jul 29, 2013 2:21 PM

    Doesn’t matter…..
    Shanny will have him in a neck brace by mid-season.

  35. dobberdubinsky says: Jul 29, 2013 2:23 PM

    Probably a smart decision by IRG3…..Peterson didn’t wear one but he’s more robot than Calvin Johnson.

  36. bhindenemylines says: Jul 29, 2013 2:35 PM

    Will there be a target on it???

  37. babyriggo44 says: Jul 29, 2013 2:36 PM

    SO RGIII IS STAYING AT A HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS !!!!!

  38. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 29, 2013 2:45 PM

    edouble86 says:

    I’m still more confident in a rehabbing RG3 than I am with the likes of, say, a Mark Sanchez.
    ——————————————————
    High praise indeed.

  39. swaggyy says: Jul 29, 2013 3:08 PM

    If you buy an RG3 jersey do you get a knee brace with it?

  40. footbal1q says: Jul 29, 2013 3:13 PM

    RG3 is better than half the QB’s in the league with only 1 leg…

  41. grindhousegazette says: Jul 29, 2013 3:16 PM

    Hopefully the brace won’t slow him down too much, but if it offers even a small bit of added protection to the area then it is definitely worth wearing for at least this season.

    @grindhousegaz

  42. dobberdubinsky says: Jul 29, 2013 3:17 PM

    Can’t speak for other teams but I’m sure there will be if they play the Taints.

  43. t8ertot says: Jul 29, 2013 3:21 PM

    This way, defenders will know where to aim

  44. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    make sure they have his custom made hoveround wheelchair handy too…cause he will be needing it, hes not called IR-ehab-G3 for nothing

  45. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 29, 2013 3:35 PM

    when asked about why the hooter waitress laughed at his favre like text he sent her, IRG3 responded that is was pretty cold in the reception hall bathroom where he took the pic at

  46. blackhawks2010 says: Jul 29, 2013 3:39 PM

    If RG3 plays a full season, I will be shocked.

  47. seahawksteven777 says: Jul 29, 2013 3:40 PM

    Unfortunately, I see RG3 as one of those players that will have trouble staying healthy throughout his career.

  48. kurmudge says: Jul 29, 2013 3:41 PM

    The knee brace is not prophylactic at all. It is purely a psychological maneuver. If you’ve ever out one on, you know that they can’t be tightened up too much, or extend too long beyond the joint, or they get in the way and really irritate the skin.

    The lever arm- how far up and down the leg it extends- is thus always too short to absorb any blows, because then brace only fastens to skin, not the bone underneath it. Yiour skin slides all over the surface of the joint- feel your own knee with your hands and move the surface tissue around. To really protect, the brace would have to extend down to your ankles and up to the top of the thigh to offer partial support. If RGIII got hit hard, the brace would rotate around on his leg in a moment of inertia, not cling to and restrict the absorption of force by the joint.

    The brace will almost surely not help one bit in any kind of actual athletic action. It does protect a bit if you are just strolling down the street.

  49. thedcunit says: Jul 29, 2013 3:44 PM

    The NFL is applying a rule where he has to wear the knee brace because he’s too fast. This measure was placed to allow the games to be entertaining on both sides.

  50. iamthefootballjerk says: Jul 29, 2013 3:51 PM

    Bummer, but you mess with the bull, you get the horns.

  51. tindeaux says: Jul 29, 2013 3:54 PM

    great news!!!

  52. overratedsteelerhater says: Jul 29, 2013 3:56 PM

    HE ‘S going to need more then a brace,a suit of armor more like it.

  53. obmig says: Jul 29, 2013 4:02 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 3:26 PM
    make sure they have his custom made hoveround wheelchair handy too…cause he will be needing it, hes not called IR-ehab-G3 for nothing

    No, as a matter of fact he’s not called that at all. Andrew Luck wears the same brace btw.

  54. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 29, 2013 4:26 PM

    obmig says

    Luck has always wore that brace in college, not because of injury, but self awareness to prevent injury, peyton always has too, ,and other qb’s

  55. skinsdiehard says: Jul 29, 2013 5:00 PM

    Right. The alone will not prevent an ACL tear. It’s called security layers. The brace, sliding, throwing the ball away and running out of bounds collectively prevent injury. Dumb comment by a reader to say the brace won’t prevent ACL…..duh.

  56. seatown12 says: Jul 29, 2013 5:28 PM

    Oh knee braces, that’s nice. So uh… Did you fix the field yet or what? – RGIII, Chris Clemons

  57. thirdistheworrd says: Jul 29, 2013 5:30 PM

    justintuckrule says: Jul 29, 2013 1:21 PM

    Slimeball. Where’s the story of him sending Farve-like texts to the Hooters waitress on his wedding day?
    _________________
    I would guess there’s no story on it because there’s no story. The waitress admitted she made the whole thing up over two weeks ago.

  58. jessejames182 says: Jul 29, 2013 5:31 PM

    Are Redskins fans mad at Shanahan? I would be, they finally get a legitimate franchise quarterback and his carelessness might’ve cost him a couple years of his career. They should abandon the option and let him be a pocket passer, but Shanahan is afraid to lose his job, I think, so griffin will play 4 full games before getting an injury.

  59. sschmiggles says: Jul 29, 2013 5:40 PM

    Brady did the same thing after his acl tear. It didn’t affect him, but he’s not a running QB like RG3.

    The skins have to be prepared to execute more traditional game plans this year than in 2012.

  60. stunzeed5 says: Jul 29, 2013 6:41 PM

    Brace or no brace, RG3 is better than your QB, guaranteed. Next story….

  61. vincelombardisghost says: Jul 29, 2013 7:21 PM

    A brace would certainly cut down his ability to scramble and run, right?

  62. swaggyy says: Jul 29, 2013 7:36 PM

    stunzeed5 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 6:41 PM
    Brace or no brace, RG3 is better than your QB, guaranteed. Next story….

    You’re just talking to NYJ, JAX, BUF, AZ, and OAK fans right? Yeah, you have to be. Cause RGknee isn’t better than half the QBs in the NFL right now

  63. dirtydrew says: Jul 29, 2013 8:13 PM

    And for the rest of his career.

  64. 25cuts says: Jul 29, 2013 9:23 PM

    On the one hand RG knee can be real good, on the other hand 2 ACLs in 3 years? Yikes! Better hope he stays healthy otherwise the redskins will blow.

  65. 25cuts says: Jul 29, 2013 9:27 PM

    It was nice watching the Seahawks slap the skins on their own crappy field last season. Lolololololol

  66. skinsfan1981 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:02 PM

    As usual, very few intelligent people on this comment board. The field is fixed, will be resodded in Nov. Griff is used to the brace and barely slows him down. As another has said, the Hooters girl story has been completely shot down as false. Wishing injury or harm on anyone is bad karma and makes one a terrible person. Griffin had the greatest statistical season for a rookie ever. Look it up, numbers don’t lie

  67. taosravenfan says: Jul 29, 2013 10:59 PM

    Why is it that “logical voice” never has anything to say about redskin posts? Just wondering.

    Rg3 = china doll

  68. channer81 says: Jul 30, 2013 2:24 AM

    Philip Rivers still wears his after his ’08 knee injury. I don’t know if Brady still wears his, but I know he was a firm believer in them years ago, and encouraged others to wear them as well, so no surprise.

  69. rasta028 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:38 AM

    LMAO at you clowns and haters talking weak smack, you all must be real worried…lol
    And for you Cowpie fans I’m going enjoy THOU terrorizing your team for the next decade…..and you Stupid clueless Seachicken fans next really be nervous, just thank your lucky stars you played an injured WB in the playoffs last season cause you we’re on your way to herringbone blown out by a guy on one leg till he reunited it.
    SUCKAS!

  70. rasta028 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:40 AM

    :)

  71. skinsfansince71 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:51 AM

    swaggyy says: Jul 29, 2013 7:36 PM

    stunzeed5 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 6:41 PM
    Brace or no brace, RG3 is better than your QB, guaranteed. Next story….

    You’re just talking to NYJ, JAX, BUF, AZ, and OAK fans right? Yeah, you have to be. Cause RGknee isn’t better than half the QBs in the NFL right now

    2 Peyton Manning
    4 Tom Brady
    6 Aaron Rogers
    11 Drew Brees
    15 RG3

    This is the NFL Networks top 100 players of 2012.According to the NFL Network RG3 is the 5th ranked QB in the league,he is only behind 4 Super Bowl winning QBs.

  72. rasta028 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:17 AM

    Don’t need to be, that’s your only excuse? His knee, you people are so clueless especially the media, RGIII is gonna make fools out of all of you this season.

  73. thirdistheworrd says: Jul 30, 2013 1:16 PM

    jessejames182 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 5:31 PM
    Are Redskins fans mad at Shanahan? I would be, they finally get a legitimate franchise quarterback and his carelessness might’ve cost him a couple years of his career. They should abandon the option and let him be a pocket passer, but Shanahan is afraid to lose his job, I think, so griffin will play 4 full games before getting an injury.
    __________________
    Just dumb. The entire fanbase was very upset about the way the entire situation with Griffin’s knee was handled, though it’s hard to place all the blame on Shanahan. Most importantly, it’s an inarguable fact that pocket passers get hit more often than scrambling quarterbacks. Brady, Luck, both Mannings, and Ryan all took over twice as many hits in their rookie season than Griffin did. The Third simply had the misfortune of a 300 lb Haloti Ngata landing awkwardly on his leg on one of those hits.

    Additionally, all the talk about Shanahan playing for his job is absurd. He took the oldest (and least talented) roster in the NFL and turned it into the second youngest starting roster in the league. In his three years as coach, he has drafted more starters than any other team in the league. Shanahan was hired with the idea that he would be able to make the playoffs within five years, instead he did it in three.

    The only reason Griffin stayed in the game was because Griffin himself convinced Shanahan he was fine. Granted, Mike should have taken more control and sat him: by not doing so he created a major problem, and deserves plenty of blame. However, trying to pin the injury on Shanny’s “selfishness” is simply ridiculous.

  74. harrypairotestes says: Jul 30, 2013 4:05 PM

    mrdry14 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 1:14 PM

    He’ll probably only wear it for a few games, then it will be a cast.

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    This was funny!!!

    All of this cirus involving griffin is too freakin’ hilarious.

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