WASHINGTON -- As a dismal cloud of questions hangs over the Redskins' decision to keep Robert Griffin III on the field during Sunday's NFC Wild Card playoff contest against the Seattle Seahawks, there's now proof the rookie quarterback admitted he had aggravated his already-injured right knee during the first quarter.
Griffin apparently tweaked his knee when he fired off an incomplete pass to Pierre Garcon while trying to avoid the sideline late in the first quarter.
A short time later, on the sidelines, RG3 told left tackle Trent Williams that he had tweaked his knee and that he was concerned about the injury. Williams was wearing a microphone as part of the NFL Networks' "SoundFX" production, and producers were able to pick up the conversation.
The exchange went like this:
Williams: Are you sure you're all right, bro?
Griffin: Yeah, I'm going to be safe.
Williams: You tweaked it, when you were trying to back up?
Griffin: Yeah, my foot kind of went "wer-wer."
Williams: Did that shock you a little bit?
Griffin: Yeah, scared the (beep) out of me (laughs).
Williams: All right, be smart.
Griffin: I will. I promise.
RG3 continued on in the game, with close to no offensive production, until he was injured again late in the fourth quarter.
It's still unclear exactly when Griffin tore his LCL/ACL during the game, but there are three possible scenarios: on that first quarter play, on the play in the fourth quearter when he crumpled to the ground while trying to recover a bad snap from Center Will Montgomery, or on the play immediately prior to Griffin's last snap, when he was sacked by Seattle's Bruce Irvins.
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