Shanahan says RG3 remains ahead of schedule

Shanahan says RG3 remains ahead of schedule
March 11, 2013, 5:30 pm
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RGIII recovering well, looks to be ahead of schedule

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from major knee surgery, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.

Shanahan also said that Griffin has been working out every day at Redskins Park, sometimes spending as many as seven hours a day rehabbing.

“Robert is doing well,” Shanahan said. “He’s getting some great work in here. He’s working out a couple of times a day, about 6 or 7 hours. He’s ahead of schedule, according to [head athletic trainer] Larry [Hess].” 

“That means the muscles are stronger than they anticipated,” the coach continued. 

Griffin had the LCL and ACL in his right knee repaired on Jan. 9 by Dr. James Andrews.

Shanahan, however, made no guarantees about the time for Griffin’s return to the field. But, he added, everyone in Ashburn likes what they are seeing.

“He’s doing everything he can to be ready for this season,” Shanahan said. “Is he going to be ready? I have no idea. I’m sure keeping my fingers crossed. And if work has anything to do with it, he probably will. I’ll be able to tell you more about that in July.”