“It doesn’t really matter who’s responsibility it is. It doesn’t really matter who’s to blame because I’m the one who has to go through the struggle that is a knee surgery, and rehab to get back.”
-Robert Griffin III, quarterback, Washington Redskins
Griffin says he doesn’t blame anyone for his knee injury
If RG3 wanted to, there are many excuses he could make for his two knee injuries. A lot of YouWager’s NFL football betting fans feel that the Redskins should not have put their young star quarterback in jeopardy. Then there are the men who actually hit him hard enough to put him out of business, the opposing players on the Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks.
As YouWager’s serious football bettors watched in horror, during Griffin’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, in December of the 2012 NFL football wagering season, Baltimore’s defensive end, Haloti Ngata, hit Griffin’s right knee so hard, he twisted it. Griffin hopped on one leg for quite a few plays before he left the game. Contrary to what head coach Mike Shanahan told the press, Dr. James Andrews, the most famous sports surgeon in football, did not clear Griffin to return to active duty. And when Griffin’s team faced the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild card game, he was injured again.
James Andrews performed surgery in January to repair both Griffin’s LCL and ACL, but many YouWager bettors felt the team should not have put their most important player at risk. Why was Griffin still in the game against Baltimore? Should he have been playing after that injury? Did coach Shanahan reveal his own desperate ambition when he put Griffin in the wild card game? These are the questions many in the online wagering community are asking.
If Griffin’s recovery lives up to the hype, the quarterback’s injuries may soon be forgotten. Dr. Andrews has called Griffin’s “superhuman.” Meanwhile, the NFL’s hottest rookie isn’t complaining. Griffin told a YouWager news source, “You try to avoid controversy as much as you can, while at the same time, making sure people understand that, everyone understands what happened in this organization, when it comes to owner, GM, head coach, myself and offensive coordinator, we all understand what happened in the Seattle Seahawks game that led to my knee surgery.”
Griffin’s remarks may be more than a carefully worded statement. His attitude may be a demonstration of faith. While he doesn’t bow on one knee like Tim Tebow, Griffin is a devout Christian, known for making the sign of the cross after significant plays. Griffin once told a YouWager source, “My relationship with God was my most important influence… I praise God, I thank him for everything. Purposefully, you live every day for Him, and when He gives you the opportunity to speak up for Him or to do something in His name, you do it.”
Griffin was not limping when he was spotted outside a well-known Chinese restaurant in Beverly Hill recently. When asked about his injury, the Heisman winner told YouWager’s source that the torn ACL he endured in college was far worse. When asked if he would be able to play as well as he did last season, Griffin told YouWager’s source, “I’ll be better.”