The Washington Redskins may have seen their playoff hopes take a fatal blow on Sunday. Robert Griffin III left Sunday’s game with a knee injury late in the fourth quarter. He tried to play through it, but he simply could not go on it. It looked brutal when it happened and I would be shocked if he played next week.
Kirk Cousins came in for RG3 and led a game tying touchdown drive, but it is unclear how well he will play going forward. Then again, we have no idea how serious the injury on Griffin is. It looked really bad in real time and a lot of people have speculated that he may have done some ligament damage to his knee. That is the last thing that the Redskins need to hear.
Even if Griffin is lost for a lengthy amount of time, it looks like Cousins can do the job. However, the team is right in the thick of the playoff race. Putting in another rookie QB might be something that just does not work out. However, Cousins has shown a lot of moxie in the few plays that he participated in.
We will keep you updated on this when we learn more about the injury. I believe Griffin was getting x-rays at the time of posting but an MRI will probably occur on Monday. Hopefully there is nothing seriously wrong and he can play next week. He is just too special of a talent to see hurt.