by Chuck Carroll

LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sustained a mild concussion during the third quarter of the team’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon.

A team spokesperson says the first-round pick will not undergo further testing Sunday night, but will continue to be evaluated during the week.

Griffin was cleared to leave FedEx Field and will not go to the hospital.

An independent neurologist examined Griffin in the locker room as fellow rookie Kirk Cousins took over the Redskins offense.

GAME PHOTOS: RGIII Injured, Redskins Fall to Falcons

A determination was made to keep Griffin from returning after he was unable accurately determine the score or what quarter it was.

Griffin also suffered a chin laceration on the play.

The Redskins initially said Griffin was “shaken up” after he took a shoulder-to-helmet hit from Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon while attempting to slide at the Atlanta 5-yard line with 6:22 remaining in the third quarter.

The play officially went for a two-yard yard sack.

Follow @granthpaulsen and @1067TheFanDC and @TheChuckCarroll on Twitter for breaking Redskins news.


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