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RG3: Doctors cleared me to practice
Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said he has been cleared to practice.
"Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond," Griffin said on his Twitter account Monday.
Griffin underwent surgery in January to repair both the lateral collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He suffered the LCL injury in a Week 14 win over Baltimore and missed one game, then was hurt again during Washington's wild card playoff loss to Seattle.
It appears that Griffin was right when he said last month that he absolutely expected to be a full-go on the first day of training camp.
The Redskins open training camp later this week in Richmond.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick of the 2012 draft was named the NFL's top offensive rookie last year when he led the Redskins to the NFC East title. He completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions in 15 games while also rushing for 815 yards and seven scores.
Washington opens the regular season on Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
07/22 12:02:44 ET