Griffin won’t need surgery; still no timeline on return

ASHBURN, Va. (WAVY) – The good news for the Washington Redskins, their star quarterback, Robert Griffin III, will not need surgery to repair what looked like a gruesome left ankle injury suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Head Coach Jay Gruden, however, did not give a time table on the third-year starter’s return to the football field.

During his weekly press conference, Gruden shared that Griffin’s ankle is dislocated (as was reported by the team on Sunday), and that Griffin will need a cast. There is still no timetable on how long Griffin will need to rehab before he can play again.

“We’ll know in a few weeks how long he’ll be out,” said Gruden. An MRI taken on Monday also showed Griffin has no ligament damage.

Gruden also shared he feels confident that Griffin will be back on the field at some point this season. In the meantime, the Redskins turn to backup Kirk Cousins, who completed 22-of-33 passes, 250 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-10 Washington win, which broke a nine-game losing streak.

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