In the words of Robert Griffin III, Operation Patience is complete. The dynamic Washington Redskins quarterback has been cleared by doctors to start in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Per NFL.com’s Greg Rosenthal, “Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced, via The Washington Post, after Thursday’s preseason game that RGIII officially was cleared by Dr. James Andrews after an examination earlier that day. Griffin took nearly every first-team rep in practice this week, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer. Griffin didn’t experience any setbacks in August as the Redskins slowly ramped up his workload. He’s been on track to start for Week 1 for months.”
Next, the talking heads will probably inundate us with questions if RG3 will be ready. Will he be ready to go full strength against NFL opponents?
To that I say, this is RG3 we are talking about here.
Since training camp began, we’ve watched as RG3 has been slowly preparing and working out. No setbacks. Granted, he hasn’t had any game time experience in any preseason games for the ‘Skins. So he does have some work to do over the next week. I’m sure he will be a little apprehensive when a big linebacker comes after him. But, that’s part of the game. He knows this!
But really. Do you have any doubts RG3 will be amped for the Sept. 9 Monday Night Football game against the Eagles?
Should be very exciting to see how he does in his first game back!