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Dr. James Andrews explains the "communication problem" that occurred between himself and Mike Shanahan regarding Robert Griffin III's injury.
Much criticism has been directed at the Washington Redskins' organization and orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews regarding the handling of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and his knee injury during a game against the Baltimore Ravens four weeks ago.
After initially suggesting that Griffin "scared the hell out of him", Andrews has now changed his tune to suggest that a communication problem is all that occurred that day, according to a post on NFL.com.
Redskins' coach Mike Shanahan initially said that Andrews cleared Griffin to go back in to play after Griffin was running on the sidelines, while Andrews said that he never said such a thing. Now, Andrews is saying that he gave Shanahan as much a confirmation as he was able to, given the circumstances.
Andrews said that Griffin was running around, but only came out for one play, so he did not get to actually give him an examination. According to Andrews, Shanahan looked at him for confirmation and Andrews essentially gave him the "I guess", based on the fact that Griffin was running around.
Both sides are adamant that neither would have put Griffin at risk to win a football game if he was injured.