LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – After shattering Michael Jordan’s ‘Flu Game’ myth on the Junkies Thursday morning, his former trainer Tim Grover had some words of wisdom for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III regarding his knee in the upcoming season.
Full disclosure, it’s important to specify Grover was on to promote his new book – “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable” – but that doesn’t diminish his credentials. The guy has been in charge of the physical conditioning of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
“It takes a little longer to recover from your second than it does from your first,” Grover answered in response to how he’d handle Griffin’s recovery. “I would recommend that he actually plays a season with a brace on, just to be on the safe side.”
The sound of that last sentence is enough to make Redskins faithful cringe, as it shouldn’t be a stretch to remember how limited RGIII’s mobility was in the playoffs while wearing a brace.
He’d go on to elaborate on Griffin’s will power being the determining factor on if he returns to his pre-injured self in the 2013 NFL season.
Truly great athletes win from a mental standpoint, as Grover explained in the interview, which is what allowed MJ to overcome the Jazz with *ahem* food poisoning.
Here’s the one minute of RGIII talk from the interview…