Robert Griffin III practices with Redskins despite sprained knee
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced with the team on Wednesday, three days after suffering a mild right knee sprain.
Although initial reaction to the gruesome injury indicated that Griffin III would be unlikely to play this Sunday, the possibility has gained steam in recent days. On Tuesday, his father said that the quarterback is “feeling great” and plans to start the game in Cleveland against the Browns.
Griffin III showed few signs of injury during Wednesday’s practice, according to USA Today:
The rookie quarterback was on the field Wednesday, wearing a helmet, his No. 10 jersey and sweatpants for the portion of practice that was open to reporters.
He took part in the full stretch routine, high-stepping and moving laterally with no apparent problems. He was a little gimpy during throwing drills, adding a slight hop after some passes.
The sweatpants — worn by many players on the chilly day — covered any brace Griffin might have been wearing.
If he cannot play, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins would likely get the start after leading the team to an overtime victory against the Ravens last week. That win boosted the Redskins’ record to 7-6, just one game behind both the Giants in the NFC East and the Bears and Seahawks for the wild card spots.