RGIII injury: Redskins' QB doesn't think he tore ACL

Patrick McDermott

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he didn't think he suffered a torn ACL during his team's win over the Ravens, but has yet to have an MRI on his right knee.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he will be alright after leaving Washington's 31-28 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens, and mentioned that he didn't think there was any serious structural damage. Griffin will undergo an MRI on Sunday night, so nothing is known for sure yet, but the QB sounded optimistic after the game, saying, "I'm not a doctor, but I know what an ACL feels like and it doesn't feel like an ACL."

Griffin tore his ACL in 2009 when he was at Baylor.

RG3 injured his right knee on Sunday while attempting to drive the Redskins to a game-tying touchdown. He left for a play, then returned for four plays before leaving the game for good.

"It was just a freak play. My leg got hit as I was going down, or after I was already down my leg got hit. It was a pretty painful experience.

"I knew I needed to get out at that point. I couldn't move. At some point you have to do what's right for the team. If I would have played the rest of that game, I probably would have hurt myself even more. You just got to trust those guys and trust yourself and know that enough is enough. When I first came out, I didn't think enough was enough but after being out there for a few plays and realizing that I really couldn't do too much, I had to get out."

Fellow rookie Kirk Cousins came on in relief and guided the Skins to the overtime win. Griffin ended the game with a line of 15-26 for 246 yards and a touchdown, and also rushed for 34 yards. Cousins was 2-2 for 26 yards and a touchdown.

This story was originally published on SBNation.com.

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