ASHBURN, VA–Washington Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan just met the media for the final time until the NFL Draft and the big story was the extent of Robert Griffin III’s right knee injury.
Shanahan said Robert Griffin III is flying down to meet with Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida Tuesday for a more thorough analysis of his knee. Shanahan said he is not sure the extent of the injury to his knee and pointed out that anytime you have an old ACL or LCL injury, there is a differing of opinions on what the MRI reads. Shanahan also said that everything right now is “totally speculation”.
Shanahan added, “There is a concern, that’s why he [Griffin III] is going to go see him [Dr. Andrews].”
They should know tomorrow or Wednesday the extent of Griffin III’s injury.
Some quick notes…
Shanahan said he has been in touch with Redskins Ownder Dan Snyder about Griffin III’s injury.
Shanahan said the field “wasn’t perfect”, but says he prefers natural grass.
Shanahan said it’s a “long shot” for Griffin III to play in the pro bowl, assuming he is healthy.
Shanahan said “not that I know of” if he has been contacted for any of his assistant coaches to be interviewed for head coaching opportunities.
Shanahan said they are still involved with trying to fight the salary cap penalties.
Shanahan said he prefers his coaches not go to the Senior Bowl and instead spend that time with his family.
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