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Robert Griffin III announces he’s been cleared to play

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It’s official, straight from the source: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to play after spending the offseason rehabilitating a surgically repaired knee.

Griffin wrote on Twitter on Thursday night that “Operation Patience,” the name he gave the process of his recovery, is over. Dr. James Andrews, the doctor who performed the surgery on Griffin’s torn ACL, met with Griffin today and gave him the go-ahead to play in the Monday night opener against the Eagles.

Griffin and Andrews have been saying all along that he is making excellent progress in his recovery from a major knee injury, and he has been expected for months to be on the field when the regular season started. But until today, we didn’t have official confirmation from Griffin himself.

Now we have the official word: Griffin is ready to go.

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54 Responses to “Robert Griffin III announces he’s been cleared to play”
  1. garryjercia says: Aug 29, 2013 10:39 PM

    Shocking

  2. fafaflunky says: Aug 29, 2013 10:39 PM

    woooooohooooooo… HTTR

  3. FlyFromTheInside says: Aug 29, 2013 10:40 PM

    Might have waited for the Shanahan presser. He just said there were concerns and he was going to talk to Griffin tomorrow and announce it on Monday #jumpthegun

  4. rg3andthensome says: Aug 29, 2013 10:41 PM

    And it is done. Eagles 0-1

  5. stampnhawk says: Aug 29, 2013 10:42 PM

    RGIII can now get his bonus from Adidas; the “All in for week one” campaign would’ve been a flop and waste of money otherwise.

  6. camdenyard says: Aug 29, 2013 10:42 PM

    Days before the season starts. How amazingly convenient that he’s now cleared. I’m totally sure that Andrews didn’t have a gun to his head.

  7. cfballfan1 says: Aug 29, 2013 10:45 PM

    Wishing RGIII all the best. The game is a better with him in it.

    That said, it always feels like he’s one snap away from IR.

  8. allinskins says: Aug 29, 2013 10:45 PM

    Well done now lets play some football HTTR

  9. 69finfan says: Aug 29, 2013 10:48 PM

    Dr. Andrews refutes this claim in 3…2…1

  10. commonsensedude says: Aug 29, 2013 10:49 PM

    John Mara needs a drink.

  11. stunzeed5 says: Aug 29, 2013 10:51 PM

    Well…. Eagles are 0-1 for sure now. Sigh, wish my Colts had drafted RG3.

  12. qdog112 says: Aug 29, 2013 10:58 PM

    Hey Bobby, huh, shut up for a minute, please.

  13. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 29, 2013 10:59 PM

    Wow this guys ego is sickening. He’s buying into his own hype and hasn’t played football in how long? lol love the “cleared for takeoff” graphic I think it’s ironic because the Eagles are cleared for take off too and RG3 better play up to the hype or the eagles will be air born and bombing down 200-300lb linebackers and defensive ends on IRG3. Hey I am rooting for the kid the NFC east is the best division in football we need the competition. But he needs to get over himself. I really hope he has a crappy night and looks goofy for all the hype. On the other hand I hope he has a long and successful career.

  14. albanyjints says: Aug 29, 2013 11:03 PM

    Another RGIII announcement. What a clown.

  15. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 29, 2013 11:03 PM

    rg3andthensome says:
    Aug 29, 2013 10:41 PM
    And it is done. Eagles 0-1

    For the sake of RG3′s reputation you better hope your right. But Chip Kelly is going to take RG3′s dream of a big come back and crush it up into one of his pre-game protein shakes and drink it in front of RG3.

  16. firstand4ever says: Aug 29, 2013 11:08 PM

    It would be ironic if Mike Shanahan didn’t clear him for week 1.

  17. mtchainsmoker says: Aug 29, 2013 11:09 PM

    Yeah, the nonstop 20 minute freakin’ ribbon on the NFL network already informed me of this. I have nothing against RGIII, but I am so sick and tired of hearing about him.

  18. harrycanyon says: Aug 29, 2013 11:09 PM

    How in the hell does he justify calling is Operation Patience? He rushed that injury back as quick as anything. I’m not against the kid, but I am sick to death of hearing about him. Let the actually play some before we make his bust for Canton already.

  19. romosmicrodongs says: Aug 29, 2013 11:10 PM

    should not be playing. httr.

  20. cajunaise says: Aug 29, 2013 11:11 PM

    An amazing recovery. Good for him.

    - A Colts fan

  21. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 29, 2013 11:11 PM

    IRG3

  22. dcee101 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:21 PM

    Looks like my 9th round fantasy pick may help me win my league!!

  23. timocracy13 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:31 PM

    Man, I’ll tell you what. Regardless of what happens this season with RGIII, there’s no denying we have some amazing 2nd and 3rd stringers. HTTR!!!!!!!!!

  24. reggiesluck8712 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:31 PM

    won’t last very long he will be done before midseason

  25. dgreenfi says: Aug 29, 2013 11:38 PM

    RGIII has more coverage than Oprah and she has her OWN network.

  26. @Cereal_22 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:39 PM

    Go Red Storm !

  27. seattlecoug says: Aug 30, 2013 12:01 AM

    Shocking that RGMe made some sort of announcement about himself. What a tool. Keep being a diva bum of a QB – it’s what you do best. This clown will never win a playoff game.

  28. orivar says: Aug 30, 2013 12:06 AM

    Over/under that he’s out for the season by week 5?

  29. floriousestherword says: Aug 30, 2013 12:18 AM

    Nice non-use of the R word in this article

  30. rgtdnot3 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:27 AM

    RGWheeeeee….may you grow even greater this year (and learn how to slide). Let the season begin…

  31. ubepunkedagain says: Aug 30, 2013 12:29 AM

    Look at Meee!

  32. bighurt228 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:41 AM

    Wow that’s great news…………now I cam sleep better……!

  33. dannomac21 says: Aug 30, 2013 1:06 AM

    I guess I’ll say it…PEDs obviously.

  34. itsunclepauley says: Aug 30, 2013 1:08 AM

    Never have I seen any return from an injury receive so much hype….not Tom Brady, not Adrian Peterson, certainly not Darelle Revis, and not even Peyton Manning. I feel like all this “Operation Patience” stuff is just daring fate….so what happens if he blows out the other knee on his seventh snap?

    Neither a fanboy nor a hater by the way….My team is in the AFC

  35. ososrule says: Aug 30, 2013 1:19 AM

    Crutches and wheelchairs 4 life!

  36. truthb3t0ld says: Aug 30, 2013 1:49 AM

    The world’s worst kept secret. #HTTR

  37. charlieb1951 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:06 AM

    I will wait for the “official word” from the Redskins staff.

  38. njskins says: Aug 30, 2013 2:29 AM

    Wow! A whole Redskins entry and you didn’t mention the team’s “racist” name. We must be getting closer to the regular season. Congrats PFT!

  39. djstat says: Aug 30, 2013 2:57 AM

    R G Knee

  40. gzinn18631 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:00 AM

    Don’t be scared! HTTR

  41. Stiller43 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:54 AM

    Lets see if any skins fans accusing peterson of using HGH similarly accuse RG3.

  42. latenightroach says: Aug 30, 2013 4:50 AM

    Thanks be to HGH

  43. bmoresabres says: Aug 30, 2013 5:36 AM

    RG3 is quickly becoming a prima donna. I’m tired of hearing the hype surrounding this guy.

  44. boyshole25 says: Aug 30, 2013 5:53 AM

    Now slide or get the hell outta bounds young buck!

  45. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Aug 30, 2013 6:26 AM

    “To God Be The Glory”—-

    I’m confused, didn’t Dr. James Andrews perform the surgery??
    I would rather think that God is preoccupied with say perhaps trying to help the starving people of the world or children in Syria that are being gassed rather than helping an nfl’r rehab a little quicker so he can play a game.
    C’mon bob, think before you open your mouth.

  46. gorilladunk says: Aug 30, 2013 7:36 AM

    “To God be the Glory”….and perhaps some of the glory should also be directed toward his doctors and rehab staff.

  47. luthierjr says: Aug 30, 2013 7:55 AM

    I’m just glad I don’t have to hear about it anymore.

  48. adipaola says: Aug 30, 2013 8:50 AM

    I love how quiet the colts organization and Luck have been this offseason. While we can’t stop hearing about RG3 and how much he likes to talk, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson have quietly been getting better and will show it this year.

  49. dutchkindelberger says: Aug 30, 2013 9:05 AM

    @camdenyard:

    Why would Andrews do that? If he clears RGIII to play and RGIII gets hurt because he shouldn’t be playing, guess who’s getting sued for millions?

    If anyone should know that, it would be a Baltimore sports fan. Your baseball team is owned by a lawyer who made all his money suing corporations.

    Not taking a shot, just making an observation.

  50. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:08 AM

    RG-Meeeeeee!!!!
    Wheeeeeeeee!!!!

  51. annapterp says: Aug 30, 2013 9:15 AM

    Bobby Bobby Bobby..smh, why don’t you let the team make announcements and keep you pie hole shut and play football. This guys a great talent but obviously he’s got quite an ego.

  52. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:24 AM

    God, how big can this guy’s egotistical head get?

  53. jahbird says: Aug 30, 2013 9:48 AM

    If he plays week one they’ll take the route they took when his knee was tender in last year. Hand the rock to Alf, work play action and the bootleg, and stuff the ball down their throats. RG3 won’t run, and he’ll likely be under strict guidelines for when he can scramble.

    The Eagles run a no-huddle quick strike offense, which is all fine and dandy if they can move the ball. The skins game plan will be to force three-and-outs and RUN the ball EARLY with Alf/Helu Jr. until that D is gassed. If the Eagles can’t move the chains, the Skins will crush them.

    What most of you seem to forget is that RG3 doesn’t NEED to run. His only issues are his willingness to take hits and his inability to be honest with himself when it comes to injuries. I think he’s learned some pretty valuable lessons in that regard and his play will reflect that this year. Anyone who thinks otherwise, has not been paying attention.

  54. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 30, 2013 2:51 PM

    @jahbird says: Aug 30, 2013 9:48 AM

    RG3 has learned NOTHING. He’s an egomaniac

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