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.