Sunday, October 7, 2012

Video: Robert Griffin leaves game after crushing blow

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was on the receiving end of a vicious hit on Sunday. Griffin was so shaken up on the play that it resulted in his removal from the game.

The play occurred during the third quarter of Washington's affair with the Atlanta Falcons. On a third-and-goal from Atlanta's 5-yard line, the Washington signal-caller took off on a scramble toward the right sideline. It was there when he collided with Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon, who delivered a crushing hit to Griffin right before the two went out of bounds.

Griffin lay there for a few seconds before medical staff assisted his slow walk back to the sideline. He appeared to have received stitches on his face and was permanently removed from the game for further evaluation in the locker room.

Griffin couldn't tell the medical staff what quarter the game was in or what the score was when he was asked at the time. He was evaluated by a neurologist in the locker room and allowed to go home following the game. He was diagnosed with a mild concussion along with a chin laceration.

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