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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Redskins Injury Update: Robert Griffin III to increase workload

By on 10/14/2014 03:15:00 PM

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been sidelined since early in Week 2 with a dislocated left ankle, and since he avoided a fracture it has been simply a matter of when he would return to action this season. An initial recovery timetable of 6-8 weeks was offered immediately after the injury, and head coach Jay Gruden said Griffin will participate in individual drills when practice resumes on Wednesday with an eye toward getting him some reps in full-team work next week.

Kirk Cousins has thrown seven interceptions in Washington's last three games, which has fueled some speculation he could be replaced by third-stringer Colt McCoy. Gruden has squashed talk of benching Cousins in favor of McCoy, but any idea that Griffin would not get the starting job back when he is healthy enough to play can now be put to rest.

Gruden has said he wants Griffin to have a full week of practice before he plays again, which makes Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys the earliest he could return. With a 1-5 record right now rushing Griffin back into action does not make sense, and it's very possible he does not play until after Washington's Week 10 bye if there is any doubt about his ability to be at full strength before that point.

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