Robert Griffin III’s season is in jeopardy, after the Washington Redskins quarterback dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of Sunday’s (Sept. 14) game the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A timeline for the 24-year-old star’s return was unknown at press time, but he will undergo an MRI on Monday (Sept. 15) to determine the extent of the injury. If he requires surgery, he’s likely to miss the rest of the season.
“I know he’s sick about it, and I’m sick about it for him,” Gruden said, after the game. “But he will get well, and he will get well as soon as he can. … We’re sick about it, but now we have to move forward.”
Despite the possibility of yet another gone to injury, RGIII is trying to stay positive. “I’m just trying to stay in a good place,” he said. “Our spirits are high — we’re always thinking positive. We’ll see what happens tomorrow and whatever information comes out, we’ll know what the timetable is from there.”
The injury was suffered while RGIII was making a leaping across-the-body throw near the sideline while being pursued by linebacker Paul Posluszny. He landed awkwardly on his ankle as he finished the throw and then tumbled out of bounds.
With Griffin out, Kirk Cousins came in and passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in Washington’s 41-10 victory.