The biggest story coming out of Wild Card weekend, without question, was Mike Shanahan's bewildering decision to play an obviously hurt Robert Griffin III for most of Sunday’s showdown against the Seattle Seahawks. In the direct aftermath, many wondered if/how the decision would come back to bite all involved in the you-know-what.
We may or may not have just gotten our first clue.
As per the internet’s foremost authority on all things Washington Redskins football:
Uh RT @mattfaulconer10 Fred Smoot on The Fan reporting that he "heard from people in the building" that RG3 has a torn ACL / PCL.— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 7, 2013
Re Smoot, RT @holdenradio Smoot backtracked and said it wasn't from the building.— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 7, 2013
Update: Sure seems that way - "Sources close to the Redskins camps say Robert Griffin III has torn his ACL and PCL, and will not be able to play for a minimum of 14-18 months."
Update 2: Or not.
Update 3: Then again...
MRI of RGIII's knee suggests partial tears of ACL, LCL acc'd to people familiar w/result.Tests will show new or old. wapo.st/US0Lch— The Insider (@Insider) January 7, 2013