Robert Griffin III had X-rays on ribs after loss

November 4, 2012

Robert Griffin III took a shot to the ribs, but didn’t suffer any broken bones. (Getty)

 

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had X-rays done on his ribs following Sunday’s game to ensure that he hadn’t broken them, and results were negative.

Griffin took a shot while dropping back a pass play early in the game. He was slow getting up, but didn’t leave the game. Griffin took another hard shot later in the game on a fourth-quarter run that ended with him going airborne while being sandwiched by two Panthers defenders. He jumped right up after the play.

 But almost immediately after the game ended, he went in to be X-rayed after he reported soreness in his left side.

 Griffin and Coach Mike Shanahan said that the quarterback and the team learned that he is suffering from sore ribs, but that there are not fractures.

 “I’m fine. I’ll be ready to go,” Griffin said after the game. “No one is ever going to question the fight I have inside myself to be the greatest and to help this team to victory. It doesn’t matter what it is, I will make sure that I continue to help my team win games and that it starts right after the bye.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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