Griffin: Left knee 'is not an issue'

Griffin: Left knee 'is not an issue'
October 30, 2013, 4:15 pm
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It appears that the left knee of Robert Griffin III will not be a problem for the Redskins this week as they prepare to play the Chargers on Sunday.

Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton landed on Griffin’s left leg as the quarterback was throwing a fourth-quarter pass. Griffin stayed down on the field for a few minutes before walking off. He did not return to the game as his knee was injured on the play, although he said after the game that doctors had cleared him to return.

Mike Shanahan said that Griffin participated fully in practice and said that the knee “was not an issue.”

“I didn't notice it today,” said Shanahan. “He was still probably a little bit sore, he didn't share any of those thoughts with me today. I know he's getting treatment, but I didn't see anything out of the field.”

Griffin agreed with the coach’s assessment. “It's not an issue, I felt good today in practice so I'll just keep seeing how it feels each day,” he said. “I'll be ready for the game, I think. Just take it one day at a time.”

Griffin had reconstructive surgery on his right knee last January so there was some initial concern over the health of the “other” knee. But it appears that all is well.