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Fri, 17 May 2013 13:29:36 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has been throwing the ball since late April, and appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from torn ligaments.
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Griffin as he continues to work his way back from the knee issues in hopes of being ready for the beginning of the regular season. As training camps get closer, fantasy owners will have a better idea of where Griffin is health wise, but at this point, there is no reason to think Griffin won’t be a QB1 early in 2013, barring any setbacks.
Fri, 10 May 2013 16:21:13 -0700
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team hopes QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) rehab from torn ligaments stays on schedule and that he will be ready for season.
Fantasy Tip: There still appears to be optimism that Griffin will be ready for the start of the season. Owners will know more when training camp begins. Griffin is a productive quarterback when healthy and is a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues. Owners should consider taking a strong No. 2 quarterback if they want Griffin as their top quarterback.
Wed, 08 May 2013 11:27:52 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he is doing great and his knee issue feels fine. "I'm doing great. Knee feels fine. It's about taking it slow. Each day is a better day," Griffin said.
Fantasy Tip: Good news as Griffin continues to go through the rehab process. Monitor his status as he continues to go through the offseason. While his Week 1 status may still be in question, there is no reason to think his value as a top fantasy football quarterback will drop, short of a setback.
Tue, 07 May 2013 05:51:50 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he knows he has to prepare as if he will be the team's Week 1 starter at quarterback in case QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is not ready. "You feel that added excitement or added urgency to be ready to go," Cousins said. "We don't know what it's going to look like. He may be ready by mid-August. He may be ready mid-September, mid-October. I don't know. That's not my job. My job is to get myself ready and when called upon, deliver. And I'm going to do all I can between now and then to do that."
Wed, 01 May 2013 12:09:35 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he would sit in the future until he was fully healthy if he got hurt again. "I don't feel like playing against the Seahawks was a mistake. But I see the mistake IN IT," Griffin said. "With what happened and how everything was running — you take me out. If that happened again next year, I'd come out of the game and sit until I was 100% healthy."
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:04:08 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he is able to run a little bit.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:07:21 -0700
The St. Louis Rams are open to trading pick 22 in the first round of the NFL Draft. That was a pick the team received from the Washington Redskins in a deal that eventually saw the Redskins select Robert Griffin III.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:31:09 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan stressed that QB Robert Griffin III (knee) must continue to guard against rushing his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin may be tempted to rush his recovery to be ready by Week 1, but it is something he will have to stay away from. As long as he continues to make progress over the summer and avoid set backs, his fantasy football value should continue to rise.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:30:33 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is doing well, and doing things not only to strengthen the anterior cruciate ligament, but the muscles and ligaments around it.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:29:44 -0700
The Washington Redskins reportedly will put down a new playing surface in June and then plan to re-sod the middle of FedEx Field in November. The team has been criticized for the condition of the turf at FedEx Field after QB Robert Griffin III (knee) suffered torn knee ligaments playing on the turf in the team's playoff loss.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:02:08 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he will be ready to start Week 1 if QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is not ready to come back from his knee injury. "What I do know is I need to be ready and I will be," Cousins said. "And I will benefit greatly from the reps I get throughout (off-season workouts) as well as training camp and preseason games this coming August. I do believe he's gonna heal very quickly. I don't want to put any pressure on him to heal as fast as an [Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson], did but it wouldn't surprise me."
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:55:52 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) father said Griffin could receive clearance to start running on a field in the next week. Griffin has been running in a pool as well as on a treadmill.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:34:07 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said his knee is improving on a daily basis, and doctors say he's ahead of schedule. Griffin continues to be optimistic that he will be ready for Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's positive recovery process to this point is a good sign, but he still has a ways to go in order to be fully healthy for Week 1. It'll probably still require a very high draft pick in order to own Griffin this year, and he'll come with plenty of risk. If you go that route, make sure to back yourself up with a strong No. 2 QB.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:18:11 -0700
Dr. James Andrews said Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is doing well in his recovery from torn knee ligaments and is ahead of schedule. "I've been real mum on talking too much about RG III. He wants his recovery to be fairly private, but I can tell you he's way ahead of schedule. His recovery has been unbelievable so far," Andrews said.
Fantasy Tip: Andrews' assessment of Griffin's rehab is certainly a positive for his fantasy value for 2013, but there are still several months to go before training camps begin. People who are interested in Griffin will have to continue to monitor his recovery.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:28:19 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, March 20, QB Robert Griffin III (knee) continues to work hard in his rehab and is hopeful for a Week 1 return. Griffin is currently ahead of schedule. "If hard work has anything to do with it, he'll be ready," Shanahan said of Griffin.
Fantasy Tip: We will continue to hear reports on Griffin's rehab throughout the offseason, and there will likely be ups and downs during his recovery. But for now, the Redskins appear optimistic the quarterback will be ready for 2013. Owners, however, should look for a high-end backup in case Griffin does not return for Week 1, or misses some time during the upcoming season.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:56:35 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he is not sure if QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will be ready for Week 1. He said Griffin will not return to the lineup until he is completely healthy. Shanahan indicated QB Kirk Cousins will receive all of the reps during offseason workouts but that Griffin will be watching film and workouts to get in mental reps.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's recovery will be one of the biggest stories during the offseason and training camp. Griffin is definitely a starting quarterback in all fantasy formats, but owners that want Griffin will have to take a high-end No. 2 quarterback that they can use in case Griffin misses at least one regular season game. Cousins could be a short-term starter in deep leagues if Griffin misses some time but it will depend on the matchup.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:11:43 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said his knee is "doing good" and that he'll be ready to play next season. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin's muscles are stronger than expected after he underwent surgery to fix two ligaments in his knee.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:47:36 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) recovery from knee surgery points to a possible disconnect between himself and the team. There is a sense that Griffin will surely be ready for Week 1 of the 2013 season; however, according to a person close to Griffin, the optimism must be toned down for now. "I don't understand why we're talking about how close he is to playing or not right now. Let him just get better; there's a long way to go," the source said. The feeling from some of those close to Griffin is that both the team and others around Griffin will put undue pressure on him to return too quickly. "Again, it's been like six weeks; what are we doing this for?" the source added. "He's not running yet ... It's ridiculous to talk about."
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:48:50 -0800
Dr. James Andrews said Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from several torn ligaments.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:42:19 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said via Twitter he will not put his career in jeopardy just to be on the field for Week 1 of the 2013 season. Griffin earlier tweeted the link to a new Adidas commercial that ends with his intention to return by Week 1. "Feel like I need to say this … Although my goal is to start Week 1, that doesn't mean I will compromise my career to do so," Griffin said. The quarterback added, "Starting Week 1 will be the result of healing, hard work, dedication and God's anointing. No rush, just determination."
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 06:06:24 -0800
If the St. Louis Rams had decided to keep the No. 2 overall selection in last year's NFL Draft and taken Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, they would have received a high first-round pick back from a team willing to trade for QB Sam Bradford.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:10:27 -0800
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team is optimistic that QB Robert Griffin III will be ready to start the season on time. Allen noted it would be up to the doctors how quickly Griffin would be back.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:02:24 -0800
Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is progressing well, and that doctors will determine the timeline for Griffin to return.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:55:21 -0800
Washington Redskins officials already are encouraged enough with the recovery of QB Robert Griffin III (knee) to believe he has a legitimate chance to start in Week 1 of the 2013 season, according to team and league sources.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 12:57:32 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he believes he is ahead of schedule in his rehab but knows he has to be smart during his rehab.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:52:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is expected to open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to sources, giving him more time to heal and the team an extra roster spot to bring another quarterback to camp. The league already has asked the Redskins as to when they might be able to expect Griffin to return from his knee injury so they can know how early in the season to schedule the Redskins for nationally televised games, sources said. The Redskins have told the NFL they are uncertain when to expect Griffin back and they will not know until sometime this summer.
Fantasy Tip: Not great news for Griffin owners, but not entirely surprising, either. It is difficult to know when Griffin will be ready to take the field, as the team doesn't even know at this point. In the short-term, look for the Redskins to sign a quarterback who will compete with Kirk Cousins in training camp. Continue to monitor this situation through the offseason and into the summer.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 05:31:15 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and former NFL QB Randall Cunningham are the only two players in NFL history with 3,000 passing yards and 800 rushing yards in a season.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 17:37:33 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he believes his rehab will be easier the second time around because he knows what to expect during the process. "It helps me a lot because I know what peaks and valleys there are going to be, what milestones I need to hit and when I need to hit them and giving me the confidence to know that I can come back better than I was before," he said.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:19:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been named the 2012 Offensive Player of the Year.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:00:46 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said there is no doubt in his mind that he will be ready for the start of the 2013 regular season. He said he knee feels good and that he has been walking without crutches for about a week.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:01:20 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has starting walking after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery and has been cleared to travel to New Orleans for the NFL awards show.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:31:15 -0800
Mark Adickes, the surgeon that performed Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) first knee reconstruction, said Griffin may have completely torn his lateral collateral ligament on a play in the first quarter in the Wild Card playoff game before he threw his second touchdown. Adickes has talked with Griffin's family since his latest knee reconstruction and indicated Griffin believes he tore his LCL in the first quarter.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:34:18 -0800
Rick Wright, professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Washington University's School of Medicine, said Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is statistically more at risk of suffering a third anterior cruciate ligament tear than he was a second ACL tear. Wright said the failure rate of a second ACL reconstruction is 13 to 15 percent while the failure rate of a first ACL reconstruction is five to eight percent.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:18:56 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would allow him to rehab his torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament during the first six weeks of the season and not have to rush him back.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:48:57 -0800
The Washington Redskins are concerned about QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) injury because of the damage that has occurred to the cartilage in his knee after suffering two torn anterior cruciate ligaments in less than four years. There are concerns about how much cartilage is left in his knee and how long it will last. Griffin may have to deal with bone-on-bone contact in the future and chronic pain in his knee.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:21:57 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) father, Robert Griffin II, acknowledged that his son's take-off-and-run playing style will have to change and that he's willing to make those changes to prolong his career. Griffin added that the Redskins probably have already started making changes in the playbook. "Robert didn't have a high passer rating just from running the football," Griffin said. "That's something that the organization and Robert really need to address. With his health, his longevity, that's probably already started. We'll see. I know that he is taking in everything that was told to him. He's definitely going to protect himself."
Fantasy Tip: Even if Griffin makes a full recovery in time to start the 2013 season, will he still be the dynamic dual-threat quarterback he was during his rookie campaign? That's the question owners must ask themselves. The Redskins may scale back the playbook in order to protect their franchise quarterback. Follow this story as it develops during the course of the offseason.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:16:03 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) father believes Griffin will be available for Week 1 of the 2013 season. Robert Griffin II said his son is already feeling better than he did a few days after his 2009 anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. "He's doing really good. No problems. Everything seems to be working out pretty good. It's not as bad as everybody thinks. He's determined and motivated to be back," Griffin said. "Time-wise, he has enough time ahead of him. Eight months is a lot of time. After eight months last time (in 2009), he felt very good, and the people around him felt very good." Griffin's dad said six months will be a key checkpoint to see how the quarterback's body reacts.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:57:05 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Washington Redskins believe it's optimistic to expect QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:59:30 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will replace Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:13:28 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, said that it is everyone's hope and belief that Griffin will be ready for the 2013 season after undergoing surgery Wednesday, Jan. 09.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:27:01 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) underwent surgery Wednesday, Jan. 9, to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament. Griffin will stay in Florida for the foreseeable future and begin his rehab. The first six to eight weeks are believed to be critical in his rehabilitation.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:51:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) needed his right anterior cruciate ligament repaired Wednesday, Jan. 9, in addition to his right lateral collateral ligament, according to the quarterback's father. "Robert's ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession," Robert Griffin II said, via text. "You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace." The timetable for Griffin's recovery is unknown at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Full knee reconstruction usually takes around a year to recover from, which puts Griffin in serious doubt for next season. A speedy recovery is very possible, much like Adrian Peterson was able to accomplish, but that situation is uncommon. Griffin's body type and healing process isn't that of AD's, so don't expect another miraculous recovery and performance so quickly in this case. Monitor RG3's progress during the offseason, but consider him a pretty risky QB option next season.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:31:34 -0800
With just under 35 weeks to go before the start of the 2013 NFL regular season, there is a possibility Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) could return in time if comparing his injury to other star players. New England Patriots WR Wes Welker returned 32 weeks after having anterior cruciate ligament/medial collateral ligament surgery, while Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returned in 37 weeks post-surgery.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:45:55 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) could be out longer than the six to eight months originally reported. According to Dr. James C. Dreese, a doctor for University of Maryland athletic teams, a lateral collateral ligament tear requires a longer rehabilitation process than an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Dreese, who has no specific knowledge of Griffin's injury, said an LCL tear could keep Griffin out for eight to 12 months.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:41:24 -0800
Updating a previous item, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) knee surgery is underway Wednesday, Jan. 9. Griffin's lateral collateral ligament will be repaired and doctors will determine the extent of damage to his anterior cruciate ligament, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person added doctors have not yet diagnosed a complete anterior cruciate ligament tear. It's possible that extensive damage to Griffin's ACL will be found but doctors had not determined that to be the case prior to the surgery.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:06:28 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will undergo total reconstructive surgery of his right knee early Wednesday, Jan. 9, to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments; however, he is expected to be ready for Week 1 of the 2013 NFL regular season, according to team sources familiar with the determination made by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews. Griffin's recovery is projected at six to eight months, barring any setbacks, according to sources. The rehabilitation plan will focus primarily on strengthening Griffin's quadriceps to help protect and help stabilize the knee.
Fantasy Tip: If Griffin is indeed projected to be ready for the start of next season that is great news; however, if his rehab takes the full eight months, Griffin's chances of opening the next campaign could be slim. Owners must closely monitor this situation during the offseason.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:07:05 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is expected to undergo surgery on his torn lateral collateral ligament in his knee this week. During the surgery, the doctors will determine if he has any damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:36:07 -0800
An MRI suggests Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has partial tears in his anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament. Griffin is meeting with Dr. James Andrews to determine of those are new injuries or old injuries. Griffin may have to undergo exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the injuries and if they are new tears.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:55:43 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will meet with Dr. James Andrews Tuesday, Jan. 8, to undergo more tests. Shanahan said he did not know the extent of Griffin's injury at this point.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:48:15 -0800
Several of the Washington Redskins players indicated they did not have the problem with head coach Mike Shanahan keeping QB Robert Griffin III (knee) in the Wild Card playoff game even though he was struggling with his knee injury. "Robert's our starting quarterback, if he can go at 60%, he's better than half the guys out there. He could barely run the last three weeks and he's still hard to catch," WR Santana Moss said.