During Washington’s 31-28 overtime win over the Ravens, Robert Griffin III suffered a knee injury and was forced to leave the game.
After taking a massive hit late in the contest, Griffin hung in there for a few plays, failing to put any weight on his hobbled leg.
He was eventually replaced by fellow rookie Kirk Cousins, who delivered a clutch touchdown pass and subsequent two-point conversion to send the game into OT.
Early reports have called RG3’s injury a right knee strain, and he was spotted on the sideline donning a bulky brace. What’s encouraging is that he stuck around to offer support to Cousins and his teammates, smiling and high-fiving the bunch.
Griffin, who finished with 280 total yards and a touchdown, will undergo further testing within the next 24 hours. The Redskins travel to Cleveland in Week 15.
Robert Griffin says he will have MRI tonight, doesn’t think it is an ACL, doesn’t feel anything is broken, in informal chat with Reporters
— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) December 9, 2012
UPDATE: An MRI revealed only a sprain — not a tear.
Redskins announce Griffin knee injury is a knee sprain MRI showed.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) December 10, 2012