Robert Griffin III Has Legitimate Shot At Week 1 Start

 
on February 23 2013 8:22 PM

Just barely over a month removed from having surgery, to repair a torn LCL and a regraft of his ACL, quarterback of the Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III is well on his way to recovery according to Redskins officials and his surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

"We have him well on his way," Andrews told the NFL Network. "His recovery is way ahead of schedule so far. We don't have to do much but try to hold him back, if you want to know the truth. Our whole mode for him though is to do what is best for his career, not necessarily what is best for the first game next season. So all of that has to be put on hold and let him get well."

It’s very early to be hearing these types of comments, but apparently RG3 is a freak of nature much like Adrian Peterson, who had similar surgery on his knee last year and returned to play all 16 games this season while rushing for over 2,100 yards.

Griffin is known to be a relentless worker on the practice field and in the film room so it is no surprise to hear that he is attacking his rehab with the same passion. After Griffin tore his LCL and ACL, in the Redskins playoff lost to the Seattle Seahawks last month. it was feared that Griffin would miss significant time in the 2013 season, some even feared that he would miss the whole season.

As of right now it looks like he has a legit shot to be back for a week 1 start, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN who reported that Redskins officials are very encouraged with Griffin’s recovery.

Whenever Griffin does return he will look to build off of his spectacular rookie season in which he earned the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

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