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RGIII Injury: Optimism After MRI Shows No Major Ligament Damage

by Chuck Carroll
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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins may have dodged a major injury bullet with Robert Griffin III.

The MRI conducted on Griffin’s right knee Sunday night reveals a right knee sprain. An X-ray taken at the stadium also came back clear.

A Redskins spokesperson announced the results of the test roughly three hours after the team defeated the Baltimore Ravens in overtime.

Griffin was injured late in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard scramble in which his knee whipped in an awkward direction after he was hit by Baltimore lineman Haloti Ngata.

Griffin returned to the game briefly, before yielding the reigns to fellow rookie Kirk Cousins, whose 11-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon and 2-point conversion with 29 seconds remaining forced an extra period where Kai Fortbath would connect on a 34-yard game-winning field goal.

His status for the Cleveland Browns next Sunday remains unclear, though if the decision were his to make, he’d be on the field.

“I told Coach, I’ll fight through it,” Griffin said. “I’ll be playing next week.”

Head coach Mike Shanahan will give an update on the injury Monday afternoon.

“Your positive vibes and prayers worked people!!!! To God be the Glory!” Griffin tweeted after receiving the MRI results.

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