Washington Redskins fans experienced some deja vu on Sunday afternoon as they watched Robert Griffin III hit the ground and clutch his knee, but the diagnosis this time around is much more positive than it was in 2012.
RGIII left the game against the Broncos in the fourth quarter after the quarterback was leveled by Denver defensive lineman Terrance Knighton. Griffin was able to get the pass off before being taken down by Knighton and falling awkwardly to the turf. The signal caller immediately grabbed his left knee — his right knee was the one that was surgically repaired in the offseason — and he remained on the ground for several minutes while trainers tended to him.
Kirk Cousins entered the game while Griffin received more medical attention on the sideline from team doctors and Dr. James Andrews. Griffin remained on the sidelines throughout the final minutes of Denver’s win, but reports are stating that Griffin was kept out of the game as a precaution and he was cleared to go back in, but Mike Shanahan kept him sidelined because of the score.
Griffin ended his day completing 15 of 30 passes for 132 yards, adding one touchdown and two interceptions — one of which came on the play he was injured on.
Check out a GIF of the hit that knocked him out of the game below, with a hat tip to SB Nation.