After everyone went overboard early on with enthusiasm for Robert Griffin III’s return from knee surgery, even his doctor tried to slow the parade.
So while Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin is “ahead of schedule” in his rehab, he also admitted he had “no idea” if he’d be ready for the opener.
“Robert is doing well,” Shanahan said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “He’s getting some great work in here, working out a couple times a day, about six hours a day, seven hours. He is ahead of schedule according to Larry [Hess, head athletic trainer]. That means the muscles are stronger than they anticipated and he is doing everything he can to be ready for this season.
“Is he going to be ready? I have no idea. I’m sure keeping my fingers crossed. And if work has anything to do with it, he probably will.”
The fact the Redskins are acknowledging that he might not is probably the best news for Griffin, as the burden of expectation has been lifted a bit.