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Robert Griffin III is resting and undergoing tests Monday

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was injured on this play Sunday. (Toni Sandys/Washington Post)

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said quarterback Robert Griffin III, who suffered a concussion Sunday, is having a day of rest and undergoing tests Monday.

Griffin will take a physical test on a treadmill Tuesday. Shanahan said Griffin had no symptoms  Monday afternoon and will see an independent neurologist Monday evening.  The Redskins will continue to monitor him for concussion symptoms during the week, the coach said.

Shanahan said he could tell looking at Griffin’s eyes Sunday that something wasn’t right and told the quarterback to see the doctors, even though Griffin thought he was fine. Griffin initially knew the score of the Redskins game, but minutes later couldn’t recall the score or the quarter during subsequent evaluation.

Shanahan said that if Griffin does suffer a setback, the evaluation process will continue each day.

Shanahan said returner Brandon Banks would have played quarterback had backup Kirk Cousins been hurt Sunday. Shanahan said he was pleased with Cousins’ play.   

Shanahan confirmed that the Redskins are working out multiple kickers but that they hadn’t yet cut Billy Cundiff.

The Redskins expect to be without safety Brandon Meriweather for at least another four weeks. Meriweather suffered second-degree sprains of the MCL and PCL in his left knee in a pre-game collision with receiver Aldrick Robinson Sept. 30. He was preparing to return to action after having been sidelined all season with strains of the two ligaments. Robinson missed one game but played Sunday.

Shanahan said right tackle Jammal Brown is feeling good, is going through conditioning work and could play after the Redskins’ Nov. 11 bye week.


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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 8, 2012