RG3: Knee feels great, my goal is to be out there for training camp
As the Washington Redskins kicked off organized team activities this week, there were questions about whether or not quarterback Robert Griffin III would be on the field as he attempts to return from an ACL and LCL surgery. Griffin was on the field this week and says everything was going well with his knee.
“The knee feels great,” Griffin said. “I’m able to do all the stuff out there without any hesitation, so that’s the best part about it. I’m excited about that. It’s all about having that confidence, and if you put the work in you’ll have that confidence when you get back out there on the field. It’s about playing like you were never injured.”
Griffin says he spoke with head coach Mike Shanahan about participating in organized team activities and was given permission to join in on a number of light on-the-field activities. Griffin says he expects to start running in the upcoming weeks and cutting a few weeks after that.
“There’s two phases left, explosive sprinting and cutting. Those are the only two things left. Being at four and a half months out, I am a little bit ahead,” Griffin said. “My goal is to be out there for training camp.”
If Griffin is running within a few weeks, it looks like he will be ready for the team’s week one, Monday Night Football game against Philadelphia. Expect Shanahan and the team to be cautious about starting Griffin before he is ready.