RGIII: I've been cleared to practice

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practices during

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practices during an organized team activity. (May 30, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The news that Redskins fans will be delighted to read: Second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III, who underwent reconstructive knee surgery after being injury in the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seahawks in January, is ready to play football again. 

RGIII announced on his Twitter feed that he has been cleared to resume practice. 

"Doctors cleared me to practice," he wrote. "Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond." 

"Coach" is Mike Shanahan, the Redskins' head coach. He'll be sure to work RGIII back in slowly and be sure not to risk re-injuring the knee. Of course, there are no guarantees in football. But after undergoing surgery and engaging in an intense rehabilitation program, RGIII is close to being 100 percent. 

It's good for the Redskins. It's good for football. The guy is a treat to watch, and the league is a much more entertaining product with him on the field. 

Tags: Robert Griffin III , Washington Redskins

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NFL video

advertisement | advertise on newsday