|Robert Griffin III was injured in Sunday's game against Atlanta but returned to practice on Wednesday. (US Presswire)|
Three days after sustaining a "cough, cough" mild concussion, Robert Griffin III returned to Redskins practice on Wednesday. Though he hasn't been cleared to play in Sunday's game, it seems more and more likely that he will play against the Vikings.
John Keim of the Washington Examiner writes Griffin was limited in Wednesday's practice but that he took enough reps to remain sharp. Naturally, Griffin badly wants to play when Washington and Minnesota meet on Sunday.
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“For me, there's never a doubt as a player,” Griffin said. “You always feel you'll be ready to go ...
“Practice went good. I felt sharp. I felt good. No symptoms of a concussion or anything like that. No dizziness or off-balance or things of that nature. I feel good.”
Griffin and coach Mike Shanahan have said all along that Griffin felt better after the game on Sunday, when he took a shot from Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon that knocked him out of the game. They've said he hasn't experienced post-concussion symptoms, which makes them confident Griffin will be ready to play this Sunday.
“The only symptoms I do have is irritability,” Griffin said, apparently referring to the repeated concussion tests, “because they keep asking me the same questions.”
And what about Griffin's predilection for running with the football (not to mention the Redskins' play-calling that repeatedly gives defenders a shot at him)? Are the Redskins going to try to protect their franchise quarterback a little more now?
“It doesn't make you less aggressive, but it's a learning lesson,” Griffin said. “The one thing I learned is I can't do that to my team, the fans or my family. Life is more important than the game of football. These things that happen, getting hurt, getting hit in the head, affect us down the road. I have to make sure to limit that. … I have to make sure I keep myself safe while still being the same player that I am, keep myself safe so the fans and my family aren't let down.”
Griffin also mentioned that he played against Texas the week after suffering a concussion while he was at Baylor. Oh, and by the way, Griffin and the Bears won that game.
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