Allen says Griffin is "progressing well"

Allen says Griffin is "progressing well"
February 14, 2013, 5:15 pm
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RICHMOND--A month after Robert Griffin had major surgery on his knee, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said on Thursday that his star quarterback’s recovery is ahead of schedule.

Allen, however, stopped short of confirming an ESPN report that said team officials believe Griffin has “a legitimate chance” of starting on opening day.

“He’s progressing well,” Allen said. “It’s not one of those things where we’re going to be able to update you every week. He’s on schedule, or ahead of schedule, and it’s really because of the work ethic that you know he has.”

Allen made his comments in Richmond, where the city and team hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the team's new training camp facility.

Although the event was supposed to focus on the state-of-the-art, $9 million Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, many of the questions Allen faced were about Griffin’s recovery.

“He has such a great commitment and a positive attitude,” Allen added. “He’s remained positive and he knows he’s going to be bigger and better than ever.”

Asked to specifically address the ESPN report, Allen would only say that doctors will ultimately decide when Griffin returns to the lineup.

“We’re going to let the doctors worry about where they are,” Allen said. “I know Dr. Andrews was hopeful after the surgery. We’ll see how it progresses. But this will be an ongoing thing throughout the summer.”