The Redskins sideline, in a fit of jealousy over the media attention given to the turf at FedEx Field, decided to thrust itself into the spotlight Sunday night, bringing down Robert Griffin III as he ran out of bounds.
As he hit the rubberized track near the wall, RGIII’s legs slid out from underneath him. He landed on his back and his legs hit the wall.
“Oh my God. That was bad,” RGIII said when asked about the fall after the game. “We gotta get that changed or something over there. But, just going off to the side, slipped a little bit. A nasty fall, but you get up and play football. It’s a physical sport, even if you’re having to take on the side of the field as well.”
After the fall, the quarterback stayed on the ground just long enough for the world to panic, albeit briefly.
“I was gasping, just trying to get up and make sure I was okay,” he said.