Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin
III returned to practice Wednesday after suffering a concussion during
Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
"Felt sharp, I felt good," Griffin said after Wednesday's session. "No
symptoms of a concussion or anything like that. No dizziness or off balance or
things of that nature. I felt good."
Griffin left the contest in the third quarter after taking a vicious shot from
Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as he scrambled down the sidelines.
The rookie quarterback was diagnosed with a concussion and underwent a flurry
of tests from the training staff over the early portion of this week before
returning to practice.
"I'm still not cleared by any means for full contact," Griffin admitted. "As a
quarterback you don't get hit in practice so I can still go out and practice a
Griffin's status for Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings remains
uncertain as he must pass tests by team trainers and independent team doctors
before being ruled eligible to play under the NFL's new concussion policy.
"For me there's never a doubt as a player," Griffin remarked when asked if he
will play Sunday. "You always feel like you'll be ready to go. I continue to
get evaluated every day. The only symptom that I do have is irritability
because they keep asking me the same questions."
If Griffin can't go on Sunday, fellow rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins, who
threw a touchdown pass and a pair of interceptions in place of Griffin against
Atlanta, would get the start.
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