Posted January 07, 2013

RGIII to see Dr. James Andrews to determine knee injury severity

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said during a Monday news conference that quarterback Robert Griffin III will see a orthepedic surgeon to determine the severity of a knee injury sustained in the Redskins’24-14 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Examiner reports.

Shanahan said that Griffin will fly down to Birmingham, Ala. to see Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday. Andrews was on the sidelines of the playoff game and was the one who originally cleared Griffin to return to action after he suffered the injury to his right knee in a Week 14 win against the Baltimore Ravens.

Many complaints about the Redskins playing surface have been made. The NFL’s game operations procedures makes every home team certify that the playing surface meets certain conditions. NFL.com reports that the Seahawks complained about the field at FedEx Field that injured Seahawks linebacker Chris Clemons. The team fears Clemons tore his ACL.

Shanahan said, “You’d like a perfect field. It wasn’t a perfect field.”


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