Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III today participated in his first practice since he was taken out of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons with an injury.
Griffin III, according to head coach Mike Shanahan, suffered a concussion late in the third quarter after receiving a hard hit as he ran with the ball near the sidelines in the Redskins’ 24-17 loss.
Under the NFL’s new concussion policy, Griffin III was tested by team trainers and independent team doctors and ruled ineligible to return, forcing backup quarterback Kirk Cousins to finish the game.
Given the nature of his injury, it was yet unclear if he would be active for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
“[Monday], he has basically rest and testing,” Shanahan told the media on Monday. “[Tuesday], if he passes the test, he’ll get a chance to get some cardio work – get a little workout in on the treadmill.
“If there are no symptoms – like headaches, dizziness, nausea, things along those lines – then he would be able to practice on Wednesday as long as there is no contact. Then, monitor that throughout the week, make sure no headaches come back or dizziness or things along those lines.”
Here’s some video of Griffin III participating in his first practice since Sunday’s game:
Griffin III and Shanahan are expected to address the media following today’s practice.
Shanahan is expected to address Griffin III’s practice participation status at that time.
Stay tuned to Redskins.com for the latest.
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