Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a blow to the head in the third quarter of his teamâ€™s matchup with the Atlanta Falcons and had to leave the game.
Â With his team facing third-and-goal from the Atlanta 3-yard line, Griffin took the snap and rolled to his right, looking for a receiver in the end zone.
Â He tucked the ball and tried to turn the corner, and was drilled by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, whose right side connected with the left side of Griffinâ€™s head. Griffin lay face-down along the far sideline, and had to be helped up. He was wobbly as he headed to the sideline.
Â Griffin sat on the bench and appeared to be treated for a bloody lip, and thenÂ was taken to an observation area beneath the stands behind Washingtonâ€™s bench.
Â After several minutes, Griffin came out and walked slowly to the locker room with members of Washingtonâ€™s training staff, and team doctor Anthony Casolaro.
The Redskins announced Griffin’s status as “shaken up, questionable to return.”
Â Rookie fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins warmed up on the sideline, and entered the game for a three-and-out series before the fourth quarter ended. Cousins threw a 77-yard TD to Santana Moss on the next series