RG3 cleared to play in Redskins’ opener

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Updated: August 29, 2013

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) – Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin
III has been cleared to play in the team’s season opener on Sept. 9 against
the Philadelphia Eagles.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced after Thursday’s preseason game that
Griffin officially was cleared by Dr. James Andrews after an examination.

Griffin, of course, underwent surgery in January to repair both the lateral
collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He suffered the
LCL injury in a Week 14 win over Baltimore and missed one game, then was hurt
again during Washington’s wild card playoff loss to Seattle.

The former Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick of the 2012 draft
was named the NFL’s top offensive rookie last year when he led the Redskins
to the NFC East title. He completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200
yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions in 15 games while also
rushing for 815 yards and seven scores.