Robert Griffin III was treated for a shoulder injury and a concussion after being sacked for the third time in four series Thursday night. After some initial confusion sparked by Joe Theismann saying on the team-owned broadcast that Griffin had been cleared, Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed after the team’s preseason win over the Lions that Griffin did suffer a concussion.
He didn’t want to say much else about it.
“Obviously won’t be fielding any questions (about it),” Gruden told reporters after confirming that Griffin had a concussion. “We’ll get a further exam and do all the things we have to do.”
Pressed on whether he thought about removing Griffin from the game after three series, 10 total yards and a handful of big hits the quarterback took, Gruden said “We felt confident in our tackle and our offensive line to try to get something going there in that fourth drive. Obviously it didn’t happen.”
Gruden said Griffin’s shoulder is OK — the initial diagnosis was “right-side stinger” — and said he anticipates Griffin returning to the starting lineup when he’s cleared.
“Depending on how long he’s out he’s going to be our starter,” Gruden said. “We have to go through the whole process and see how he recovers.”