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RGIII's doctor denies Mike Shanahan's claims of concern

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10:12 AM ET 08.31 | A day after Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said orthopedic surgeon James Andrews had some lingering concerns despite clearing Robert Griffin III's return to competion, Andrews denied having any hesitation about the quarterback playing in games again. Griffin, who worked out in front of Andrews on Thursday night in Tampa before the Redskins' final preseason game, announced the doctor's verdict at 10:28 p.m. by tweeting: "Operation Patience ... Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory." But after the game, Shanahan acknowledged Andrews's verdict but refused to say whether Griffin would play in the Sept. 9 season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, saying only, "There's a couple concerns that [Andrews] has. I'll talk to Robert over the weekend and let you guys know on Monday." Asked about those concerns, Shanahan repeated he would talk to Griffin over the weekend and would discuss the matter further Monday. On Friday afternoon, Andrews denied all of those claims, saying via text message, "None of it is true. No concerns."

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August 31, 2013  10:21 AM ET

LOL, Dr Andrews said "No concerns"!!! Didn't he say the same thing during the Seahawk playoff game and let RG continue to play on a bad leg!!

August 31, 2013  10:22 AM ET



:-)

August 31, 2013  10:26 AM ET

Sorry guys, I lifted this directly from Youtube without seeing the popup. Pretty disgusting and my bad for not looking at it closer.

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August 31, 2013  10:35 AM ET

RG needs a 3rd 4th and 5th opinion away from the Skins.

August 31, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

RG needs a 3rd 4th and 5th opinion away from the Skins.

Good point!!! Dr Andrews isn't sure what his concerns are or should be!!!

August 31, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Seems like Shanahan and Andrews are gonna rumble at some point. Tie their wrists together, toss 'em a couple blades and let 'em hug it out.

August 31, 2013  10:50 AM ET

Just Ole Shanny man passing the buck early if something happens. Nothing is ever his fault.

August 31, 2013  10:58 AM ET

When he gets carted off in the first game, watch the blame game begin.

August 31, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

When he gets carted off in the first game, watch the blame game begin.

That is all any of this is about now.

August 31, 2013  11:20 AM ET

I am driving the "I hate Shanny" bus, however in this instance I see the problem being social media. RG is doing the same thing ARoid did - making team related statements to the world on his own.

RG must think God needs help tooting his horn.

August 31, 2013  11:35 AM ET

Three-way soap opera--fun to watch a coach, franchise QB, and team physician duke it out in public!

August 31, 2013  11:46 AM ET

I hope BOB3 survives those who are looking out for him!

August 31, 2013  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Just Ole Shanny man passing the buck early if something happens. Nothing is ever his fault.

Bingo! We have a winner here.

+1000

August 31, 2013  12:35 PM ET

I think the doctor likes the limelight a little too much.

August 31, 2013  02:56 PM ET

Proving what we all already knew. Mike Shanahan is a huge liar.

August 31, 2013  05:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Proving what we all already knew. Mike Shanahan is a huge liar.

He's not a liar, he's a politician....


Oops, my bad

August 31, 2013  05:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I think the doctor likes the limelight a little too much.

So did Michael Jackson's doctor. Look how that ended.

August 31, 2013  06:04 PM ET

Hail to the Redskins!!

 
August 31, 2013  06:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

He's not a liar, he's a politician....Oops, my bad

LOL.

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