By Jeff Fetter: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly making cuts while running with zero problems. RGIII started making cuts while doing his running this week, and thus far he’s had no setbacks. RGIII is coming back from knee surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL, and he’s to the point where he’s running, sprinting and making cuts on his surgically repaired right knee. RGIII has set a goal to be ready to play by the Redskins’ first game of the season on September 9th against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mike Jones from the Washington Post said on his twitter “Source says RGIII this week went through 3 straight days of making cuts and changing directions. Knee responded well. No setbacks.”
This is good news for RGIII because if he plans on being ready to play by week 1, he’s going to need to be able to make cuts without setbacks at this point. RG3 is going to need to start practicing by at least August if he plans on playing in September.
He’s talking about being ready to start training camp by next month. That’s going to be dangerous, even with the Redskins putting a special ‘no touch’ jersey on him to prevent the defensive players from hitting him. RGIII is still going to be put in situations where he’s going to need to shift quickly to avoid the defensive players and there’s where he could have some problems.
Instead of looking to come back on a particular date, which is what Griffin III is doing, he should be thinking about focusing on just coming back at 100 percent. However much time RGIII needs to get to 100%, he should be willing to take that time to make sure that he comes back totally healthy instead of being partially healed and being at risk of getting hurt again.
Whether you like it or not, there are going to be a lot of defensive players that are going to be trying to make big hits on RGIII to knock him out of the games.