With all of the talk about the condition of the right knee of Robert Griffin III from Mike Shanahan and Dr. James Andrews lately, it was good to hear from the quarterback himself.
ESPN’s Trey Wingo tweeted out the following, which he said he got in a text message from RG3 himself:
My knee is getting better every day. The doctors say I'm ahead of schedule. My goal is to return healthy in week one but if I'm not ready then i will wait until i am, however long that is. My first NFL season and my injury that ended it showed me a lot about the league, my team and myself. i know where my responsibility is within the dilemma that led to me having surgery to repair my knee and all parties involved know their responsibilities as well. I m looking forward to playing the game we all love so much again and not behind at the negative. thanks for the overwhelming level of support that i've received, sic em bears and hail to the redskins!!
Whether or not this will allay fears that Griffin will push himself too hard in his rehab and set himself back remains to be seen.
This was the first time that Griffin has communicated anything concerning the “responsibility” for injury. The debate has been over Griffin’s responsibility for acknowledging that he was injured vs. that of Shanahan and the doctors on the sideline, which included Andrews.
Andrews conducted the reconstructive surgery on Griffin’s right knee on Jan. 9.