Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to start on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles barring a setback, but any doubt could be removed as soon as Thursday.
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan explained that Griffin could receive clearance to play as soon as tomorrow.
“What the doctors will do is evaluate him tomorrow,” Shanahan said. “Hopefully there is no setback, no swelling with the knee. He will be evaluated through the week. When the doctors tell me the ligament is ready to go, I will announce when he is ready to go. . . . I think they will be able to look at him tomorrow and watch him practice tomorrow. Hopefully there is no swelling but you just don’t know. So, they will look at it tomorrow and hopefully they will tell us it is full-go.”
The Redskins are in the thick of the playoff race and are currently in a three-way tie for first-place in the NFC East. With the return of Griffin, the Redskins will be favorites to take down the Eagles and remain in the drivers seat for the division title.