The decision to keep Robert Griffin III in against the Seahawks despite reaggravating his injured knee could prove costly for Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins.
Griffin had an MRI on Monday, and the results showed partial tears to the quarterback’s ACL and LCL, according to the Washington Post. Griffin will undergo more tests with orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday to determine whether those are new tears suffered on Sunday, or remnants of past injuries.
Griffin tore his ACL in 2009 while at Baylor and suffered a sprained LCL this season. The partial tears could be past injuries showing up on the MRI.
Griffin appeared to reinjure himself midway through the first quarter against Seattle. He left the field briefly to get retaped, then came back in and showed limited mobility. The Redskins’ quarterback twisted his knee on a muffed snap during the fourth quarterback and did not return to the game.