RG3 tests knee at Wednesday's practice

The Washington Times - [Full Article]

Injured Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tested his mildly sprained right knee Wednesday morning during the short period of practice open to media.

Griffin's attendance Wednesday should not be interpreted as a clear indication of his status for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. His mildly sprained right knee will be treated and monitored throughout the week.

Griffin — wearing a helmet, cleats and a jersey like the rest of his teammates — practiced dropping back, planting and throwing short passes, which appeared to have their normal velocity. He even threw one pass from behind his back.

He ran in a straight line at a moderate pace and also shuffled his feet laterally in separate portions of the team's stretching session. He moved smoothly at times and gingerly at others. Griffin wore long pants, so whether he wore a knee brace was not evident.

Fantasy Impact: 

Griffin intends to play through the injury, but may not possess his usual explosion. He may also be more inclined to throw from the pocket instead of taking off and running with the ball.

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