Can Redskins make Richmond feel like home?
We don’t know when or where Robert Griffin III will have his right knee examined to see if he will be cleared to participate in training camp. But it’s looking more and more like the news will be good when that physical exam does take place.
Chris Russell of ESPN 980, citing a source who is “very involved on the medical side”, reported on Twitter “every test they give him, every path they set - he completely smashes it. They are astonished so far.”
The same source also said that there has not yet been a time or location set for the examination that will determine whether or not the knee is ready for the rigors of training camp, which starts for the Redskins on July 25 in Richmond. Bruce Allen previously said that the physical would take place on the eve of training camp but it could happen sooner than that.
If the medical personnel do clear Griffin, Mike Shanahan will then have to decide how much the quarterback will participate in practice and in preseason games. Last month Shanahan indicated that Griffin wouldn’t necessarily fully participate in every training camp practice. That leaves open the question of if the team’s star attraction will play in all three preseason games, as starters customarily do, or if one or two are adequate, or if he should sit out the preseason altogether.
As always, there is still the possibility of a setback so there is still some doubt about his availability for the Sept. 9 season opener. But barring that, these reports are more evidence that all systems are go.