Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has a right knee sprain, the team announced Sunday night, but he escaped serious ligament damage.
#Redskins announce @rgiii MRI reveals a right knee sprain (X-ray clear). HC Mike Shanahan will discuss further tomorrow. #HTTR
— Redskins (@Redskins) December 10, 2012
Griffin, the sensational rookie quarterback, suffered the cringeworthy injury late in the Redskins' come-from-behind, overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Both Griffin and the team had feared more serious ligament damage, but the Redskins said the MRI came back "clear."
The quote from the #Redskins on Robert Griffin: "The MRI came back clear." Griffin has no serious ligament damage.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 10, 2012
Griffin's status for next week is still unknown, however. The Redskins sit one game back of a playoff spot in multiple scenarios heading into next week's crucial game at Cleveland.
Griffin thanked his fans via Twitter for their "positive vibes and prayers."
Your positive vibes and prayers worked people!!!!To God be the Glory! — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 10, 2012