Mercifully, it’s almost over. We’ve monitored every twitch of Robert Griffin III’s knee for two weeks, and now he’s officially listed as probable after going full speed for the third straight day in practice.
So we can end this, right? We can just assume Griffin is playing, slot him in, and never speak of this week again, yes? Well, that pretty much sounds like what head coach Mike Shanahan is doing.
From the Washington Post:
“When I say ‘probable,’ there’s a very, very good chance he’s going to play,” Shanahan said following Griffin’s third consecutive day of full participation in practice. “It doesn’t look like there’s any setbacks with him. But if something crazy happened, obviously, we would know before the game. But talking to him after practice, he’s fine.”
Shanahan had maintained all week that Griffin’s clearance to play was up to the team’s doctors as they closely observed the quarterback for any swelling in the knee that he injured two weeks ago against Baltimore.
Shanahan said that he expected to receive official word from the doctors later on Friday, but that in all likelihood, Griffin will play.
“If I put him as probable, it’s 98 percent, so that’s pretty good. I know I’m not a doctor,” Shanahan said with a chuckle, “but he took all the reps today.”
Aha! See, what IF something crazy happens? Like what if RG3 is out tomorrow night, minding his own business while walking his dog, when suddenly a giant sea creature emerges from the deep and eats him whole!
Or what about death by chickens? Surely they’ll get their revenge someday.
Yeah, he’s playing.