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RGIII’s knee injury

This is the moment that made hundreds of thousands of Redskins fans vomit simultaneously. Or faint, maybe.

“Trying to make a play,” Robert Griffin III said after the game. “Got outside, turned it inside, and as soon as I turned it inside I said oh Lord, here we go. And I got down. So I protected myself from that regard, but it was just a freak play. My leg got hit while I was going down — or after I was already down, my leg got hit. And it was a pretty painful experience, but prayerfully I’ll be all right.”

Teammates, of course, were impressed that he even came back in.

“The first thing I said to him on the sideline, I said you alright?’ ” Darrel Young said on Comcast SportsNet’s post-game show. And he said ‘I’m good. I’ll be alright.’ He said ‘I love you, go out and win this game for me.’ I said, hey, we gonna win it regardless man, that’s how we feel.

“But he came into the locker room, he gave everyone hugs. And I said man I love you man, I respect what you did, you went out there and played with your heart. And that’s all we can ask of you.”

RGIII also said he screamed — “like a man, of course” — after the contact.

“It hurt, really bad,” he said. “But like I said, it didn’t feel like an ACL or anything like that. So [trainer Larry Hess] and them came on the field, and I told them just get me to the sideline, and I’m coming back in the next play.”

(Via The Big Lead)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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Dan Steinberg · December 9, 2012