Griffin says he is ‘ok’ after concussion, expects to play next week

(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III expects to pass through testing for lingering concussion symptoms this week and play next Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Griffin was knocked out of the third quarter of Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with what the Redskins classified as a “mild concussion.”

Immediately after the play, an attempted scramble that ended with Griffin getting hit in the head, the quarterback couldn’t tell the team’s medical staff what quarter it was or the score of the game. He didn’t return, and Kirk Cousins took over.

Griffin was said to be feeling better after the game.

Several hours after its completion, he tweeted:


Griffin must go through a series of independent tests before receiving clearance to practice or play.

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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Mike Jones · October 7, 2012