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RG3 will be re-examined Monday


RG3 will be re-examined Monday

The Redskins home losing streak grew to eight games after Sundays 24-17 loss to the undefeated Falcons.

The immediate concern in the locker room, though, was not the defeat or the teams inexplicable struggles at FedEx Field. It was the condition of quarterback Robert Griffin III, who left the game in the third quarter with a concussion.

At that time, when he wasnt really sure what the score was or what the quarter was, we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors, Coach Mike Shanahan said. He feels good right now. A lot better right now. But thats why he didnt go back into the game.

Griffin did not speak to reporters per NFL policy.

Griffin did however send an update via his twitter account.

Team spokesman Tony Wyllie said Griffin was evaluated in the locker room by an independent neurologist, who determined that the quarterback had sustained a concussion.

Griffin was headed home, Wyllie said, and would be reexamined Monday morning in accordance to the NFL protocol regarding concussions. Griffin must pass baseline test and be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning to the practice field.

Wyllie also said that Griffin would not be examined again Sunday night and that there would be no further updates from the team until Monday.

Griffin also was treated for a laceration on his chin that he suffered on the same violent hit by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

Hopefully hes okay, said running back Alfred Morris, who had not yet spoken to Griffin. He a tough guy. Hopefully hell be back next week.

Weatherspoon added: It was just one of those bang-bang plays. He got outside, kept going, and it happened so fast when we hit each other. Unfortunately, he went out of the game. But hopefully hes doing good.

Shanahan is scheduled to address reporters at 3 p.m. Monday.

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Redskins injury report: Team will monitor Williams, Scherff

Redskins injury report: Team will monitor Williams, Scherff

While the Redskins are not yet out of the woods regarding Trent Williams’ knee injury, the news sounds better than Williams looked after the game on Sunday.

Jay Gruden confirmed an earlier report that an MRI revealed no structural damage to the left knee of the Pro Bowl left tackle. He went down near the end of the Redskins’ 20-17 loss to the Lions and he needed assistance to get back to the locker room. After talking to the press, he had a decided limp as he walked to the team bus.

“That’s [the MRI results] good news, but we have to still monitor him during the week and see how he does,” said Gruden.

Guard Brandon Scherff left the game briefly after suffering a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. “He’s sore,” said Gruden. “He’s a tough sucker, but he’s sore.”

Scherff will be monitored in practice as well.

Gruden also said that cornerback Bashaud Breeland is sore after suffering a sprained ankle. He missed two games with a right ankle injury earlier this season but Gruden said that his injury is to his left ankle.

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Redskins' Reed will practice, still not cleared to play vs. Bengals

Redskins' Reed will practice, still not cleared to play vs. Bengals

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, who is in the NFL concussion protocol, has been cleared to return to practice, but he still has some hurdles to clear before being declared ready for game action.

During his Monday news conference Gruden said that Reed, who has missed the last two games with a concussion diagnosed two days after the team’s game against the Ravens on October 9, would practice with the team when preparations resumed on Monday.

However, that doesn’t mean that he will play on Sunday, when the Redskins face the Bengals in London. Reed still has to clear the concussion protocol and his participation in a game is subject to the approval of an independent neurologist.

Reed did participate in practice on a limited basis last Wednesday. But he was held out Thursday and Friday and was declared out for the game on the injury report.

So while the news that he will practice is encouraging as far as his chances of playing against Cincinnati it very much remains to be seen if it will happen.