The fact that he didn't even try to recover the fumble, is concerning. He just laid there in agony. I'm very concerned.
For whoever finds out first tonight, please keep us posted.
On the other hand, i can't even trust any report from the skins these days. They said his original injury was grade 1, which was obviously a lie just like almost every other injury assessment that comes out of redskins park.
Best case scenario: he'll be resting/rehabbing for the next few months, missing minicamp and possibly some of training camp.
Worst case scenario: he's not fully healthy until October if that and next season is basically shot.
I really hate to reply on this because I wish it never happened. I've worked in orthopedics for almost six years, specifically bracing. The knee brace Griff was wearing is simply for medial/ lateral support (DonJoy Playmaker). Those things are no where near foolproof. Even if he had been wearing the top of the line ACL/PCL brace, he's still susceptible. Unfortunately, there is no knee brace on the market that will fully prevent a knee from sprains, especially when you go in with a weak or damaged LCL. He will need time for the knee regardless, I just pray that ACL is still intact and sound.
Strictly hypothetical (and wishful thinking), the mechanism of injury tonight looked to be an MCL sprain. LCL and MCL are just the opposite of each other. If the knee folds and bends inward, that is typically and MCL. Not an easy injury, but if it was sprained, his side to side movement will be affected. If it's an ACL, it's a much more extensive rehab, and his ability to regulate straight speed/ burst will be affected.
I have no medical background but IMO the knee doesn't seem like something you can easily brace, especially if you're trying to make a lot of cuts. He should've sat after that 1st quarter play. It was obvious to me that he was having trouble planting when throwing and definitely couldn't run.
Also, not to mention that every press conference Shanahan has said that Robert is 'close to 100%' - have you been buying that one, too?
It isn't like they are personally lying to you to insult you or make you feel bad. It is about trying to gain or not lose a competitive advantage over the other teams.
If I wasn't so angry and disgusted at a lot of you in this thread, I would LOL at all of the armchair MD'ing on here tonight! If you made this thread an overlay to the post-game injury thread after the Baltimore game, it would be exactly the same.
RG3 is lucky he did have that brace on, if not that knee would've snapped like a tooth-pick...
.. yet for the record .. I thought after we went up by 14, we should have put Cousins in and see if we could at least hold the lead. We could have always put Bob back in for the second half.