RGIII Injury: 'I did put myself at more risk being out there'

Patrick McDermott

Robert Griffin III addressed the media after the Redskins' 24-14 loss in the NFC Wild Card playoffs

Robert Griffin III left the Washington Redskins' playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks for good after crumpling to the ground when his knee buckled beneath him in the fourth quarter, but the discussion afterward swirled around whether he should have even been out there at all?

Griffin had tweaked his right knee earlier in the game and had been limping noticeably on the field, even while running for 9-yard gains. He continued to play until suffering that final injury, and he and head coach Mike Shanahan's decision to risk it came under some scrutiny. Here are some of Griffin's quotes in his press conference after the game.

Griffin's play was severely hampered when he was limping, missing throws he normally makes and taking sacks he normally avoids. He's scheduled for an MRI Monday, and if he indeed suffered an ACL tear, chances are he would at least miss part of the preseason next year.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.