Robert Griffin III Throwing with Sprained Shoulder Ahead of Season-Ending Game vs. Cowboys


Robert Griffin III sprained his right shoulder in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over Philadelphia, leaving him limited in practice Wednesday. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the third-year quarterback likely will play against Dallas on Sunday.

Griffin was hurt on a fourth-quarter sack by Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, his arm exposed as Cox hit him hard on the arm. Griffin held onto the ball, but clearly did not escape the pain.

“He can throw the ball, it’s just a little sore,” Gruden said Wednesday. “We just want to make sure he doesn’t aggravate it more, give him another couple days of rest and be ready to go Friday.”

Gruden said he doubts the Redskins will sign another quarterback in case Griffin cannot play. Gruden said they’ll get a better feel for Griffin’s arm when they return to practice Friday — they have Thursday off this week.

Griffin was able to throw during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday and his passes looked fine.

SOURCE: John Keim

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