ASHBURN, Va. — Whatever concerns Dr. James Andrews may have had about Robert Griffin III’s knee, they won’t keep the Washington Redskins quarterback from starting in Week 1.
Coach Mike Shanahan said that, barring a “crazy setback,” Griffin will start the Sept. 9 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”
“He’s ready to go, full speed ahead,” Shanahan said Monday.
And Griffin, the coach said, is able to handle a full offensive workload.
“If we didn’t feel Robert was full-go and ready to play and do all the things you ask a guy to do, he would not be playing in this game,” Shanahan said. “If that’s sprinting out, if it’s running the option, if it’s drop back, he can do all those things because he proved it to us in practice.”
Shanahan would not elaborate on the concerns he said Andrews, who performed the Jan. 9 surgery, had expressed.