Robert Griffin III cleared to practice at Redskins training camp
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.
Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 22, 2013
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.