| RG3 hopes to shed knee brace Sunday -- Wed Jan 2 7:00 pm --|
Rookie QB says the brace is restrictive
|During his weekly Wednesday press conference, Robert Griffin III expressed his desire to not wear a protective knee brace during team practices, adding that he may not to have to wear it Sunday when faces off against the Seattle Seahawks in his first career playoff game. Griffin recognized that the decision will ultimately be made by the Redskins training staff, who likely will want him to wear it as a precaution. The 22-year old QB said that it has been the brace, rather than pain or discomfort from within his knee, that has primarily caused his restricted movement over the past two games since he returned from the sprained LCL knee-ligament he suffered twenty-four days ago against the Baltimore Ravens. (Hogs Haven)|
FF Today's Take: Griffin mustered just four rushing yards in his first game with the brace on, but galloped to 63 yards and a touchdown this past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks ranked fifth in the NFL in rushing touchdowns allowed this season with eight, so they make for a worthy matchup for Griffin and rookie running back Alfred Morris. The duo combined for 20 rushing touchdowns this year.