It’s not a shock that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reportedly will start the regular-season opener on Monday Night Football.
But it’s at least a mild surprise that the report has emerged before Griffin has received final medical clearance from Dr. James Andrews.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, medical clearance hasn’t been given yet. The final evaluation will be made, we’re told, at some point after the last preseason game.
For now, Griffin is on course and doing great. Still, Dr. Andrews has yet to give Griffin the green light.
Maybe, just maybe, someone from the team leaked that Griffin will start in order to nudge the light toward that color, if the decision from Dr. Andrews is in any way a close call.