Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left Thursday’s preseason game in the second quarter to be evaluated for a right-side stinger and a possible concussion.
Joe Theismann, a color analyst on the Redskins’ preseason broadcast, told viewers that Griffin had taken a concussion test and been cleared. That news was passed along by several outlets, including this one.
But at halftime a Redskins spokesman told others who asked that the team had no comment on Griffin’s health and that he had “no idea” where Theismann got the information he passed along. The Redskins said Griffin was out for the night — he wasn’t returning, anyway — but would not confirm anything regarding the concussion test.
The final answer is that it will be addressed by Redskins coach Jay Gruden after the game.
Griffin was sacked three times and took several other stiff shots in four series, three that ended in punts and one in a lost fumble, vs. the Lions.