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Redskins’ Griffin suffers knee injury

Associated Press The Washington Redskins say Robert Griffin III doesn’t have a major knee injury. Team spokesman Tony Wyllie said Sunday that Griffin underwent an MRI and has a sprained right knee but that “everything is clear” in terms of significant ligament damage. Wyllie specifically ruled out a season-ending torn ACL. Wyllie said coach Mike Shanahan will update the rookie quarterback’s condition today. The Browns host the Redskins at 1 p.m. Sunday. Griffin was injured in the final minutes of regulation in the Redskins’ 31-28 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin was limping and wearing a big black brace on his knee in the locker room afterward. Instead of taking the big step onto the podium for his postgame news conference, he had to walk around the platform and use the smaller steps to get to the microphone. Griffin had an X-ray at the stadium, and doctors poking at his knee told him that his ligaments “felt good.” The worst-case scenario would be a season-ending ACL tear, like the one he had on the same knee while at Baylor in 2009. “I’m not a doctor, but I know what an ACL feels like,” Griffin said. “And it doesn’t feel like an ACL. ... If I felt that, I’d be pretty nervous. But we won the game, everybody’s praying for me, I feel pretty good right now about the whole situation. I’m not too nervous, but I’ll definitely be praying during the MRI.”


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