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02:29 PM ET 03.23 | Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery, and was described as "superhuman" according to ESPN's Stephania Bell. Griffin III originally sprained his right knee in Washington's Week 14 overtime win against the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens -- an injury that came as a relief to the Redskins and Redskins fans, as it appeared that the former Baylor quarterback suffered a major knee injury at the time. Unfortunately for the Redskins and Redskins fans, Griffin III suffered a major knee injury during Washington's Wild Card round loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Visibly hurt, Griffin III's knee eventually buckled on a non-contact injury, resulting in torn knee ligaments.

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March 23, 2013  02:36 PM ET

I'd love to see RGIII start this coming season, god speed bro.

March 23, 2013  02:46 PM ET

I really enjoy watching this kid play

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March 23, 2013  03:51 PM ET

I want to see him come back healthy and not risk his career.

March 23, 2013  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd love to see RGIII start this coming season, god speed bro.

Agreed 100%. I hated seeing him get injured last year. He's a great talent and got a good head on his shoulders. I hope he burns up the league next year.

March 23, 2013  05:00 PM ET

I love watching him, but just because AD came back sooner than expected doesn't mean everyone can. All recoveries are different. I want him to come back, but career comes first. See also: Strasburg, Stephen. Sometimes caution is correct.

March 23, 2013  05:07 PM ET
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I'd love to see RGIII start this coming season, god speed bro.

I'd love to see him wait until his knee is actually healed. Rushing him back when he wasn't ready is exactly what got him here in the first place.

March 23, 2013  05:12 PM ET

Don't rush it RG3. be smart..

March 23, 2013  08:45 PM ET

I'd hate to know my future was in the hands of lil' Danny and Shanahan.

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March 24, 2013  08:13 AM ET
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I'd love to see him wait until his knee is actually healed. Rushing him back when he wasn't ready is exactly what got him here in the first place.

Who says he's not actually healed? It is Dr James Andrews.

However, doesn't anyone else find it interesting that all of these "superhuman" recoveries - Adrian Peterson, Robert Griffin III, Marcus Lattimore - all happen in conjunction with Dr James Andrews?

He may be the biggest name in sports surgeons, but not even his clients were recovering with "superhuman" strength and "superhuman" speed until a year ago.

If it's consistently "superhuman", it may be time to investigate whether it's actually "human".

March 24, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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When you are that age you think you are superhuman.I think he will rush back, and Shanahan will quickly ruin him by overusing him on the run and end his career.

Agreed. The Redskins will play to his tough guy mind set and let him play long before he should. Shanahan doesn't care about RGIII's health, he'll ask him if he can go and of course RGIII will say yes. With that injury he really should sit an entire season.

March 24, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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I love watching him, but just because AD came back sooner than expected doesn't mean everyone can. All recoveries are different. I want him to come back, but career comes first. See also: Strasburg, Stephen. Sometimes caution is correct.

AP is a roid head though
That's why he was able to come back so soon and effective

March 24, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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Agreed. The Redskins will play to his tough guy mind set and let him play long before he should. Shanahan doesn't care about RGIII's health, he'll ask him if he can go and of course RGIII will say yes. With that injury he really should sit an entire season.

Yeah man. If and when Shanahan runs RGIII's health into the ground he'll just skip town to the next franchise... to ruin some other promising player's career.

March 24, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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AP is a roid head thoughThat's why he was able to come back so soon and effective

Was it AP or the doctor treating him?

March 24, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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Yeah man. If and when Shanahan runs RGIII's health into the ground he'll just skip town to the next franchise... to ruin some other promising player's career.

Shanahan is cold...why do you think nobody cared when he left Denver? Shanahan takes care of Shanahan.

March 24, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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AP is a roid head thoughThat's why he was able to come back so soon and effective

How do you know AD has hemiroids ?

March 24, 2013  12:38 PM ET

Here they go with a smoke screen about rg3. They did the same thing last year for cam newton.
Just wait until he starts his sophmore slump, and see what they say.

Biggest bunch of nfl bs.

March 24, 2013  04:43 PM ET
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Here they go with a smoke screen about rg3. They did the same thing last year for cam newton.Just wait until he starts his sophmore slump, and see what they say.Biggest bunch of nfl bs.

No.

I agree Cam Newton received a lot of hype while compiling a losing record.

RGIII took his team to the playoffs.

 
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