Robert Griffin III to Play Despite Shoulder Sprain

Robert Griffin III sprained his right shoulder in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over Philadelphia, leaving him limited in practice Wednesday. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the third-year quarterback likely will play against Dallas on Sunday, John Keim of ESPN reports.

Griffin was hurt on a fourth-quarter sack by Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, his arm exposed as Cox hit him hard in the arm. Griffin held onto the ball, but clearly did not escape the pain.

“He can throw the ball, it’s just a little sore,” Gruden said Wednesday. “We just want to make sure he doesn’t aggravate it more, give him another couple days of rest and be ready to go Friday.”

Gruden said he doubts the Redskins will sign another quarterback in case Griffin cannot play. Gruden said they’ll get a better feel for Griffin’s arm when they return to practice Friday — they have Thursday off this week.

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One Response to “Robert Griffin III to Play Despite Shoulder Sprain”

  1. Ghost of SAMMY BAUGH says:

    Well, DALLAS sent their message, and had their retribution for the embarressment in DALLAS on MNF. Let’s get some offensive and defensive linemen in here who can stuff DeMARCO MURRAY and take advantage of the soft DALLAS D.

    Starting front 7 on REDSKINS D for 2015

    HATCHER BAKER ????????

    Starting O-line for 2015