The next banner headline related to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s recovery from knee surgery will be the one that follows the announcement of his status for the first week of the regular season.
That headline will not be coming after his meeting with the media on Wednesday afternoon as it was a session that provided a prime example of why there’s a saying about no news being good news. Griffin said that his knee was feeling fine, that he was receiving first team reps at practice and that he feels he’s ready to play but that the final call will be made by doctors and coaches.
One of those doctors, James Andrews, examined Griffin after a pregame workout on Monday. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Griffin said that Andrews’ only advice about what Griffin needs to do to get cleared for the opener was to “stay the course” that he’s been on throughout the summer.
So it continues to seem that it is just a matter of when Griffin gets the green light for Week One, which will make the Redskins’ game with the Eagles one of the most anticipated of the first weekend of the season.