Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Claims He’ll Be Smart About Return

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It may seem crazy, but Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is determined to do whatever it takes to make sure he’s on the field for Week 1 of the 2013 season and considering how competitive he is–it really should come as no surprise to anyone. While the former first-round pick has recently drawn criticism for his recent “All In For Week 1″ commercial for Adidas, Griffin has made it clear he won’t put his knee at risk for his career by rushing back to the field earlier than he should.

Griffin suffered a torn ACL and LCL during Wild Card Weekend against the Seattle Seahawks and as bad as it sounds–he should consider himself lucky that he even has a chance of returning during the 2013 season. Griffin has always been criticized for being too much of a risk with his legs and the fact the he continued to play against the Seahawks longer than he should have shows how much worse this situation could have been.

On the bright side, Griffin is smart enough to realize how serious his injury is and claims he won’t but his career at risk by trying to return to early. Then again, Griffin is one of the most competitive players in the league and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he even tried to return to the field if he still wasn’t ready.

Only time will tell, but let’s hope Griffin’s knee heals as quickly as expected so he can be good to go for Week 1 like Adrian Peterson did last year.

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