Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin
III is still recovering from knee surgery and said Thursday his goal is to be
ready for training camp in July.
Griffin underwent surgery in January to repair both the lateral collateral and
anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He suffered the LCL injury in a
Week 14 win over Baltimore and missed one game, then was hurt again during
Washington's wild card playoff loss to Seattle.
Reports throughout the winter and spring indicated that Griffin was
progressing well and he was throwing Thursday during Redskins' OTAs.
"We're hoping he's ready for training camp," said Redskins coach Mike
Shanahan. "He's working really hard. He's been throwing, his arm's in good
It's Griffin's knee, though, that needs to be healthy.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick of the 2012 draft
said doctors are monitoring his rehab activities. He has yet to sprint and cut
on the injured knee.
"Explosive sprinting is in the next couple weeks and cutting is a few weeks
after that," Griffin said Thursday. "Goal is to be ready for training camp."
Griffin was named the NFL's top offensive rookie last year when he led the
Redskins to the NFC East title. He completed 65.6 percent of his passes for
3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions in 15 games while also
rushing for 815 yards and seven scores.
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