I'm saying, based on this teams history of "misreporting" injuries (eg Garcon and namely, their fine for misleading information regarding RG3's concussion), there appears to be a gap between what doctors are saying behind the scenes and what is being reported by the non-medical professional personnel (eg Shanahan) to the public. Not specifically calling out Shanahan here, it's pretty common practice in sports to kind of "gloss over" or "downplay" the injury status of an athlete.
Or, maybe since it was only a Grade I sprain, after a few weeks rest and rehab, doctors re-evaluated him and determined he really wasn't at risk for further injury.
Or, maybe they could have made a questionable decision by having him wear a knee brace and that could have potentially have put more pressure on the ACL, making it at a little more prone to injury. The knee brace could have hindered him more than helped him, particularly on that playing surface that day.
Who knows. I personally think people are reading too much into it.
Whatever the case, I am not really inclined to think "conspiracy theory" or that there were any nefarious purposes behind the reporting prior to the Philly game.
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