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Robert Griffin III cleared to practice at Redskins training camp

07/22/2013 12:38 PM ET
By Mike Tanowitz

Robert Griffin III is cleared to practice when Redskins camp opens this week.(AP)
Reigning AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III tweeted Monday that he has been cleared to practice and will join the Washington Redskins when they open training camp Thursday.

Griffin was selected No. 2 overall in the 2012 Draft and led the Redskins to the NFC East title last season, but suffered a sprained right knee late in the year and eventually had surgery to reconstruct his right ACL and LCL on Jan. 9.

However, the dual-threat quarterback took part in the Redskins’ OTAs this summer, and said he will be eased into a full workload during camp.

Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery to reconstruct RG III’s ligaments, praised the quarterback’s recovery and called him “superhuman.”

"RG III is one those superhumans; first patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson, and recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson…they have an unbelievable ability to recover, where as a normal human being may not be able to recover," said Dr. Andrews.

Griffin won the Offensive ROTY Award after passing for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing for 815 yards and seven scores in his freshman NFL campaign.

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