Griffin underwent reconstructive knee surgery just last month in Pensacola, Florida and has now returned to Washington, D.C. The Redskins organization has been more than excited to see RG3 and immediately put out an announcement that RG3 would be ready for action game one of the 2013 season.
To many outside the organization, the news of RG3’s timely return seems to be sort of a premature announcement by Redskins officials. There are still a lot of questions and concerns for many. One question is,” What’s the rush?” The Redskins organization appears to want fans and potential season ticket holders to know their 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year recipient will be back on time for the beginning of next season.
People who have seen him are very optimistic about his rate of recovery. People close to RG3 believes he is an incredible athlete who can defy odds and return at 100 percent or as close to it as possible. This optimistic outlook seems possible for some thanks to the Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson who returned from a similar injury and rushed for 2,097 yards, winning the MVP award and missing Erick Dickerson’s single-season rushing record by only nine yards.
With all of the hype and winning the their first NFC East title in 13 years, the Redskins organization wants to keep the momentum going but at what cost? If there’s no pressure on RG3 to return, then he may be better in the long run, but if he’s rushed to come back too soon then there’s a risk of further injury which may cost him his career. For the sake of RG3’s career, the Redskins organization, as well as the NFL’s television scheduling, the ultimate decision to return is truly RG3’s, which should be the only choice.
Will RG3 be ready to play Week 1 of the 2013 season?
- Yes (80%, 4 Votes)
- No (20%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 5