Mike Shanahan: Robert Griffin III not yet cleared to play Sunday

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Robert Griffin III practiced fully Wednesday but hasn’t yet been cleared to play Sunday.

Shanahan said doctors will continue to monitor Griffin’s knee for swelling or setbacks and if there are none, he will be cleared later this week. Shanahan said he didn’t know when that decision will be made.

Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III after suffering a knee injury against the Ravens (Nick Wass/AP)

Linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) did not practice, and linebacker Rob Jackson missed practice Wednesday because his wife was having a baby.

Center Will Montgomery practiced fully despite a Grade 2 sprained MCL of his left leg. Tackle Tyler Polumbus (concussion) went through the walkthrough but didn’t practice. Shanahan expects Montgomery to play Sunday if he has no setbacks, and believes  Polumbus could as well.   

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander wore a non-contact jersey because of a shoulder injury.

Defensive end Stephen Bowen tore his upper bicep muscle, but Shanahan expects him to be able to continue to 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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