Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a head injury against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but after tests today, Griffin expects to play in the team’s Weel 6 game via his Twitter account. Griffin took a huge blow to the head from Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at the goal line. Griffin was on the verge of scoring a touchdown but failed to make the safe play and duck out of bounds, instead opting to make an extra push towards the end zone.
Robert Griffin III left the Washington Redskins’ 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter with a mild concussion after taking a hit to his head, coach Mike Shanahan said after Sunday’s game.
The Redskins initially said their rookie quarterback was “shaken up” and questionable to return, although Griffin didn’t play in the game again.
“When he really wasn’t sure what quarter it was, what score it was, we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors,” Shanahan said.
It left many to wonder about the rookie’s durability over the course of a entire NFL season. That question was answered just seven quarters later. Sunday, as the Redskins hosted the 4-0, Atlanta Falcons, RG3 was taken out of the game by a shoulder-to-helmet blow delivered by Falcons linebacker, Sean Weatherspoon.
“It’s just a bang-bang tough play. He got outside of our end, I was in pursuit and he didn’t go out of bounds, so I just tried to get a good hit on him. Unfortunately he left the game, I wish the best for him, hope everything’s going alright,” said Weatherspoon.
From CSN Washington
They officially said their rookie quarterback was “shaken up” and questionable to return to the game. They never updated his status. That characterization could land the Redskins in hot water.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network that the league is looking into if the Redskins followed league rules that require teams be accurate and timely in reporting injury information.
We also have an issue with how Redskins coach Mike Shanahan characterized Griffin’s injury after the game.
“When he really wasn’t sure what quarter it was, what score it was, we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors,” Shanahan said. “(He) feels good right now, a lot better right now. But that was the situation why he didn’t go back into the game.”