Washington star on verge of completing miracle recovery from knee surgery.
Washington Redskins superstar Robert Griffin it tipped to start in his side’s first game of the NFL season when they clash with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9.
Having practiced without any setbacks in the past fortnight, mail from sources close to RGIII and the club suggest his surgically repaired knee is holding up well to the workload.
Griffin still has to meet with the franchise’s medical team to get clearance before the Redskins play in their final pre-season game when they travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Griffin tore multiple ligaments in his right knee late in the Redskins’ playoff game last season against Seattle. He said he feels better than he did before first injuring the knee when he was hit at the end of a second-down scramble Dec. 9 against Baltimore.
“I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it,” Griffin said.
“No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent.”
He also said he can run just as fast as he did before first hurting the knee.
“If I had to run a 40 today at the combine in my underwear, I feel like I could run a 4.3-something,” he said.
The Redskins management was criticised after their star quarterback was left out on the field in their must-win game against Seattle last playoffs after looking less than 100 per cent on the knee that would later retire surgery.
Throughout the pre-season Washington said they would reintroduce RGIII into the rotation, and it remains to be seen if they hold him back from back one, just to make sure he is ready for fear of another backlash by pundits and their fans.