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Washington Redskins Recap: Was an Injured RGIII In the Game Too Long?

SPEAK OUT: Should the coach have taken Redskins' quarterback out of the game sooner?

The talk after the Washington Redskins tough loss Sunday in its playoff game with the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field? RGIII's injured knee.

Star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III played despite a lasting knee injury and went down in the fourth quarter.

On Twitter, the debate was fast and furious about when RGIII should have exited the game. Here's a roundup of what some were saying:

  • Sports Illustrated: Dr. James Andrew claims he never cleared RGIII to play after injury, contrary to what Mike Shanahan said.
  • USA Today: Bell: RGIII shows he is human after all.
  • Dave Softly Mahler (Sports Radio 950AM): Huge respect for RGIII. Dude is a warrior. Sensational athlete and person.
  • Sports Nation: Speedy recovery to @RGIII. He made this season awesome.
  • Chris Mortensen ‏@mortreport: (ESPN senior NFL analyst): I can't say @RGIII never should have been out there. Let's wait for a few more facts. One fact: FedEx field conditions are terrible.

What do you think? Do you think the coach should have pulled RGIII out of the game sooner?

James Warson January 07, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Lateral collateral ligament sprain isn't a disqualifier for a quarterback, but with a brace on, they need to know that mobility like a cut to the left will be reduced. Andrews knows what he's doing. If he examined RG3 and he was ok, and RG3 was aware of the mobility issue, then he was OK to play. If Shanahan did an end run around Andrews, he's liable for any permanent injury.

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