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Robert Griffin III To Miss All Preseason Games

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RGIII's return to the field will be delayed a bit longer. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.
RGIII's return to the field will be delayed a bit longer. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.

It was just yesterday that Robert Griffin III was cleared by doctors to resume on-field activities, but it appears that he’s still a few weeks away from full contact. According to a source for ESPN, it would be a “major surprise” if he gets in any game action, and he’s expected to sit out of all of the Washington Redskins’ preseason games.

This isn’t a huge surprise as Griffin has been expected to follow Adrian Peterson’s recovery schedule. Peterson missed a portion of training camp and every preseason game, but he still came back for the regular season and came close to breaking the single-season rushing record.

Coach Mike Shanahan is also known to be extra cautious with players coming off a major injury (‘Skins fans probably wish he was just as cautious during the wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks), and it’s unlikely that they’ll subject him to any hits after coming off a torn ACL and LCL.

Now, ‘Skins fans will be waiting with bated breath to see if their franchise savior will be ready for the regular season opener against the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9.