Quarterback isn’t interested in pointing the finger over knee injury.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is keen to move forward with his rehabilitation from a torn ACL rather than look back on the circumstances surrounding the injury.
In an interview with Comcast SportsNet Washington, Griffin refused to enter the blame game and suggest who was at fault or responsible for his presence on the field when it appeared he should have been pulled out ahead of the injury suffered against the Seattle Seahawks.
The reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year tore his ACL, LCL and meniscus in the play-off loss, and is now in the midst of using the off season to continue his rehab.
“You try to avoid controversy as much as you can, while at the same time, making sure people understand that, everyone understands what happened in this organization, when it comes to the owner, GM, head coach, myself and offensive co-ordinator,” he told CSN as reported by NFL.com.
“We all understand what happened in the Seattle Seahawks game that led to my knee surgery. At the end of the day, what anybody wants to say about who’s to blame, whose responsibility it is, it doesn’t really matter who’s responsibility it is. It doesn’t really matter who’s to blame because I’m the one who has to go through the struggle that is knee surgery, and rehab to get back,” he added.
Speculation in recent weeks has suggested that RG III is well ahead of the timetable set in his recovery, and some believe he will be ready to return for the season opener.
However, considering the circumstances surrounding the way in which he suffered the injury, there will be plenty of precautions and patience as to when it is felt he has successfully completed his rehab and is ready to make a comeback
In a rare interview concerning his injury, Griffin revealed that the medical staff in Washington are “holding me back” as he believes he is ready to take the next step and push forward.
Despite his desire to return as soon as possible, he is happy with how the franchise are handling his situation, and forcing him to be patient and stick to the timetable in order to avoid any setbacks.