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Redskins could be fined for handling of RGIII injury, according to report

The Washington Redskins are potentially facing a significant fine from the NFL for improper handling of quarterback Robert Griffin III's head injury during last week's game.

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Redskins could be fined for handling of RG3 injury

The Washington Redskins are potentially facing a significant fine from the NFL for improper handling of quarterback Robert Griffin III's head injury during last week's game.

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RGIII will play against Vikings

A concussion will not sideline the star rookie quarterback, as he will play against the Minnesota Vikings today.

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RGIII practices Friday, Garcon questionable

The Washington Redskins released their injury report on Friday afternoon.

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RGIII practices Thursday, not cleared for Sunday

Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced Thursday, and will be evaluated again on Friday. He's not yet cleared to play on Sunday.

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RGIII expected to practice Thursday

Robert Griffin III is expected to participate in practice on Thursday.

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NFL to probe Redskins injury reporting

The NFL has formally asked the Washington Redskins for an explanation regarding Robert Griffin III's injury status following a concussion he suffered last week.

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RGIII still not cleared for contact

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III stated that he felt no symptoms of a concussion while participating in practice on Wednesday. According to the rookie quarterback, he expects to start in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings. However, he has yet to be cleared for contact.

Griffin sustained what was described as a mild concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's 24-17 loss against theAtlanta Falcons. While attempting to slide during a rush, Griffin was hit high by Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, which caused his upperbody to snap backwards with his head hitting Jonathan Babineaux.

The rookie quarterback explained that he needs to find a balance between being a playmaker and living to play another down. Griffin practiced sliding and running out of bounds during practice on Wednesday, which were welcomed by mock cheers from his teammates.

Griffin explained that his film study hasn't been interrupted by any limitations connected to the injury and is reacting normally to light and sound.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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RGIII passes tests, to practice on Wednesday

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passed his cardio and agility tests on Tuesday and will practice with the team on Wednesday according to a team source.

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RGIII has no lingering concussion symptoms

Redskins' quarterback not showing concussion symptoms. Could play this Sunday versus Vikings.

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RGIII receives an education in taking NFL hits

After weeks of avoiding the knockout hit, Robert Griffin III finally suffered the blow that took him out of a game. Now that he has, will he and the Redskins offense adjust their style of play?

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Robert Griffin III expects to play in Week 6

In the wake of Robert Griffin III's concussion, the QB came out this evening saying he's confident that despite the NFL's rigorous testing, he will pass the precautions and play next week against Minnesota.

This from RGIII's Twitter account:

"Thank you for all the prayers & support I'm ok and I think after all the testing I will play next week."

Due to the current climate surrounding head injuries, the NFL will take a long look at any player suffering from a concussion, let alone one of its young stars. In order to be cleared to play, RGIII must pass a battery of tests administered not only by the Washington Redskins' organization, but by an independent doctor who is brought in by the league.

This afternoon, the duty of fill-in quarterback fell to rookie Kirk Cousins, though the Redskins could elect to return to veteran Rex Grossman, who was Washington's starter in 2012. Grossman was inactive on Sunday, and was only available as an emergency third QB.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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RGIII must pass concussion tests in order to play

Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a head injury, when the shoulder of linebacker Sean Weatherspoon struck RGIII's head as he attempted to slide in bounds. The injury has been diagnosed as a concussion, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Now that the Redskins know the extent of the injury, Griffin III will need to clear the NFL's concussion protocol this week if he hopes to play in next Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. This process involves being cleared by both a team trainer and a league-appointed overseeing trainer designed to prevent players returning from injury too quickly.

If Griffin III is unable to play next week against the Minnesota Vikings, it's likely the Redskins will yet again rely on fellow rookie and fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins. Stepping in for RGIII this afternoon, Cousins completed five passes for 111 yards, along with one touchdown and two interceptions.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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RGIII suffers mild concussion as Skins lose

Robert Griffin III was knocked out of the Redskins 24-17 loss to Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter Sunday, and did not return to the contest. According to head coach Mike Shanahan, Griffin suffered a mild concussion on the hit by Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Via Rich Campbell of the Washington Times:

Griffin was injured on the play below, as his feet came out from under him on a scramble just as Weatherspoon's shoulder made impact with the rookie's helmet:

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Griffin finished the day 11 of 17 for 95 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins entered the game, and after completing a 77-yard bomb to Santana Moss to put Washington up 17-14, the backup quarterback threw two interceptions, finishing his day five of nine passing for 111 yards.

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RGIII knocked from game, return is questionable

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was injured on a vicious hit midway through the third quarter, and his return to the game against the Atlanta Falcons is questionable.

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RG3 heads to locker room with rib injury

Robert Griffin III leaves the game due to a big hit.

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