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Robert Griffin III Injured in Thursday’s Preseason Game

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a shoulder injury and concussion after being sacked three times in four series in Thursday’s preseason game against the Lions.  The big hit left Griffin on the field for some time before the 25-year-old walked slowly off the field.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed after the game that Griffin did in fact suffer a concussion.

Washington was without their starting left tackle Trent Williams, who has a right foot injury that doesn’t appear serious. Willie Smith started in his place.

It was obvious that the offensive line was struggling, but Gruden still left his quarterback in the game, which doesn’t make much sense.  The offensive line looked terrible and they even tried to upgrade it by adding Brandon Schreff in the draft, and he got absolutely dominated on a few plays and may not be the answer they were looking for.  It’s common sense, if you have a dual-threat QB you need at least a decent offensive line.

“We felt confident in our tackle and our offensive line to try to get something going there in that fourth drive. Obviously it didn’t happen.”

Gruden did say that Griffin is still the starting quarterback and nothing has changed.

“Depending on how long he’s out he’s going to be our starter,” Gruden said. “We have to go through the whole process and see how he recovers.”

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