Redskins QB Robert Griffin III says he’ll be ready for camp
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says “without a doubt,” he’ll be ready for training camp.
“One, it’s a mind-set, and two, it’s how I felt and how it’s progressed. Over the last three weeks, I’ve had a lot of progress and I feel a lot better. If you think training camp is a month, month-and-a-half away, two months, I feel really good about that. And the start of the season is even farther than that, so I feel good about that, and that’s why I say, ‘Without a doubt,’” Griffin told reporters on Thursday.
On Jan. 9, Griffin had his right knee reconstructed after he tore ligaments in a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Since then, he has healed at an impressive rate and has made strides each week. It is because of that progress, that the QB feels a return for Day 1 of camp is a realistic goal, reports The Washington Post.
However, Coach Mike Shanahan may not be as optimistic, according to the Associated Press.
“I don’t think anybody knows for sure. You want him to come back, but the doctor’s got to OK him.”
The coach noted that doctors initially projected Griffin missing seven to nine months, in which case he would not be back before Aug. 9. The last thing the team wants is for the second-year QB to return early and have a setback, so they will undoubtedly face the question of whether or not he should return on July 25. Griffin’s answer of course, is yes.