Last year, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III spent the season after ACL replacement surgery wearing a bulky brace. This year, the brace apparently will be disappearing.
“I think it’s safe to say I won’t be wearing the brace,” Griffin told Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com on Monday night.
Griffin pointed out that he shed the brace the year after his ACL was repaired while at Baylor. But he added that a conversation eventually will occur between the team’s trainer and his doctors.
Griffin struggled to recapture the explosiveness of his rookie season, possibly due to the large, clunky apparatus aimed at protecting and stabilizing the knee. Without it, he’ll be at risk of further injury.