RGIII has a mild knee sprain, could play Sunday

RGIII has a mild knee sprain, status listed as day-to-day

12/10/12 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   450 respect

Blog Photo - RGIII has a mild knee sprain, could play SundayThe most urgent and pressing matter in the Washington, D.C. metro area has nothing to do with the fiscal cliff negotiations or preparing for the the upcoming Inauguration. The only issue that really matters right now in the nation's capital is whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's knee is badly injured, and whether the wunderkind rookie will be ready to play on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

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.

Blog Photo - RGIII has a mild knee sprain, could play SundayThe 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.
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12/10/12   |   mark_goldenberg2002   |   8 respect

I know football and baseball are completely different sports, but just imagine if RGIII was on the Washington Nationals and Strassberg was on the Washington Redskins. Would the Nationals have  benched RGIII, thinking that this player is there future. Those were the feelings I had as I watched RGIII, risk his future by continuing to stay on the field, even though he was struggling with a bad leg.

Of course, if it wasn't for the views of the Nationals owner and staff, the Nationals might have made it to the World Series. Now with every one in the division getting strong again, the Nats may not even make the playoffs in 2013.

This is basically a what if question, but it does make me wonder.