Shanahan: RGIII wanted to stay in after first quarter injury
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was forced out in the fourth quarter of the Redskins’ 24-14 wild card playoff loss to the Seahawks with a knee injury.
With the Redskins trailing the Seahawks 21-14, an off-target shotgun snap forced Griffin to reach awkwardly for the ball and when he did his right knee, which was in a brace due to a previous injury to his LCL, appeared to buckle. He went to the ground and Seattle recovered the fumble.
Griffin was down on the field for several minutes before he was assisted to his feet. He did walk off the field under his own power.
After the game, Griffin walked through the locker room and up to the podium without a limp. He said he wasn’t sure what the injury might be.
“Honestly, it’s up in the air for me right now,” he said. “I know coming off the field I thought it was just the same thing [a reinjury of the LCL]. But right now, well, we’ll see what it is. Our season’s over right now and I just have to make sure I get back healthy no mater what the injury is.”
Coach Mike Shanahan said that Griffin will have an MRI tomorrow to determine what the injury is.