RGIII has a mild knee sprain, status listed as day-to-day
Washington, D.C., you now have your answer -- and it's a definite "maybe". Griffin has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain, the mildest on the knee sprain continuum, and his status is day-to-day.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told the an anxious D.C. press corps today that Griffin has a mild sprain of his lateral collateral ligament (try saying that ten times fast!). Shanahan said he was "definitely not ruling (Griffin) out for Sunday's game in Cleveland.
Shanny expained his policy on players with sprained knees. "I've got to see what they can do in practice. Everyone reacts a little differently," he told ESPN.
The technical term for Griffin's diagnosis is a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament -- which is unusual stretching or a tiny rip in one's LCL. According to the National Athletic Trainer's Association, a player with an Grade 1 LCL sprain "may be able to continue to play or will usually return to play in a few days."
If you trust Griffin's dad -- also named Robert Griffin -- RGIII will play on Sunday. Griffin's dad texted the Washington Post to say that Griffin's knee was doing "really good", and that the quarterback's knee is "knee is better than yours and mine."
Traditionally, Redskins-Browns would not be considered must-see TV. It is this Sunday -- the Redskins have won four consecutive games, the while Browns have won three in a row.