Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin
III said he has been cleared to practice.
"Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for
your support & See you in Richmond," Griffin said on his Twitter account
Griffin underwent surgery in January to repair both the lateral collateral and
anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He suffered the LCL injury in a
Week 14 win over Baltimore and missed one game, then was hurt again during
Washington's wild card playoff loss to Seattle.
It appears that Griffin was right when he said last month that he absolutely
expected to be a full-go on the first day of training camp.
The Redskins open training camp later this week in Richmond.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick of the 2012 draft
was named the NFL's top offensive rookie last year when he led the Redskins
to the NFC East title. He completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200
yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions in 15 games while also
rushing for 815 yards and seven scores.
Washington opens the regular season on Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia
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