League officials remind QB to cover up brace during game.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was told to cover up his knee brace by the NFL during Monday’s 33-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
After much speculation, the 23-year-old took his place in the line-up on Monday after successfully recovering from knee surgery earlier this year.
It was eight months to the day since RG III went under the knife, and while he was arguably slightly rusty in the opening stages of the game with his wayward passing, he received positive reviews after a more impressive second half.
Nevertheless, he was left perplexed during the game as NFL officials insisted that he covered up his knee brace fully, with the protection in place in order to avoid any damage to his repaired ligaments.
“Everybody in the league kept calling down to our sideline saying that I didn’t cover the brace up,” Griffin said as quoted by NFL.com.
“I don’t understand that one, but that’s why we had to continue to do some stuff to cover the brace up with my sock,” he added.
It is the latest exchange between Griffin and the league after he was fined $10,000 for wearing an “Operation Patience” during preseason.
However, the league’s badgering over his brace will be the least of his worries, as he will now look to build on his improved performance after the break on Monday night and help the Redskins bounce back from their opening game defeat to an impressive Eagles side.