RGIII Suffers Concussion, But Says He 'Will Play Next Week' | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

RGIII Suffers Concussion, But Says He 'Will Play Next Week'

Trainers check Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) after a hard tackle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
AP Photo/Richard Lipski
Trainers check Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) after a hard tackle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

The Washington Redskins suffered a 24 to 17 loss against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. But perhaps the more troubling news was the concussion Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III sustained during the third quarter.

Griffin was running wide when Atlanta linebacker Sean Witherspoon's shoulder hit the left side of Griffin's helmet. Following the collision, Griffin didn't know the score of the game or what quarter it was, reports the Washington Post.

According to Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, doctors said Griffin suffered a "minor concussion. But he's feeling better now." Griffin was out the rest of the game, forcing Kirk Cousins to make his NFL debut.

It's unknown whether Griffin will start in next week's home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Under NFL rule, Griffin must be cleared by an independent neurologist before being allowed to practice or play.

Griffin thanked fans for their concern in a tweet Sunday night, saying "Thank you for all the prayers and support. I'm ok and I think after all the testing I will play next week."

NPR

'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
NPR

Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
WAMU 88.5

Uber's Big Lobbying Effort Opened D.C. Doors

Few companies spent more money lobbying D.C. public officials last year, and Uber's efforts helped to secure at least one key legislative victory.

WAMU 88.5

Concerns About Digital Snooping Spur Bipartisan Legislative Push In Va.

Former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the ACLU are supporting legislation that would limit the ability of law-enforcement and regulatory agencies to collect information and build databases without a warrant.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.