RG3 sprains knee, but does not damage ligaments after vicious hit
Robert Griffin III sprained his right knee in the Washington Redskins' win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but a team spokesman said...
LANDOVER, Md. — Robert Griffin III sprained his right knee in the Washington Redskins' win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but a team spokesman said an MRI revealed that "everything is clear" in terms of significant ligament damage.
Spokesman Tony Wyllie said Griffin does not have a major knee injury and specifically ruled out a season-ending torn ACL as a result of a hit on the rookie quarterback in the final minutes of regulation in the 31-28 overtime victory.
Wyllie said coach Mike Shanahan will give more information about Griffin's status Monday.
Griffin had an ACL tear in 2009 at Baylor.
"I'm not a doctor, but I know what an ACL feels like," Griffin said before leaving to have an MRI. "And it doesn't feel like an ACL. ... If I felt that, I'd be pretty nervous. But we won the game, everybody's praying for me, (and) I feel pretty good right now about the whole situation."
Last year's Heisman Trophy winner was hurt during Washington's final drive of regulation when he was tackled by Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata at the end of a 13-yard scramble.
"I knew as soon as I got hit. I screamed. Like a man, of course," Griffin added with a laugh.
• Dallas defensive lineman Josh Brent was released from jail on $500,000 bond about an hour after the Cowboys earned a 20-19 victory over Cincinnati. Brent is accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal accident Saturday that killed teammate Jerry Brown, an expectant father who had just landed a spot on the Cowboys' practice squad.
Surrounded by camera crews and reporters, Brent had several patches of missing hair and a bandage wrapped about his right hand. "Jerry Brown was my very best friend, and I'm just trying to deal with his death right now," Brent said, stopping briefly when asked if he had anything to say to Brown's family.
• Indianapolis' Reggie Wayne passed Andre Reed for No. 10 on the league's career receptions list. Reed had 951. Wayne has 956.