Jul 25, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT
Robert Griffin III believes that he can’t do much more towards getting back on the football field besides actually getting on the field.
He has passed all of the medial tests. “In my mind, I have nothing left to prove” when it comes to the fitness of his knee, Griffin said at a press conference on the eve of the opening of Redskins’ training camp.
At this point, he believes that he just has to get out there and play football.
“For me, getting to 100% is getting back out there on the field, making football-like moves, because you can’t mimic instincts like when a guy is pass rushing you, you can’t really mimic what you’re going to do,” he said.
“So that’s what I’ve got to get to doing out there on the football field.”
He won’t be sidestepping a pass rush immediately. Griffin said today that he will be held out of the 11 on 11 portion of practice and that it was unlikely that he would play in any preseason games. But he will be doing what Mike Shanahan and the doctors allow him to do and wait for the chance to more.
“The current plan is patience is the key,” Griffin said.
And even though most Redskins fans can’t wait to see him back in action, most are willing to let hi take his time in doing so.
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