RGIII Injury: Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III asked to keep playing

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was knocked out of the team's 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter on Sunday's NFC Wild Card game with a knee injury. Griffin had been recovering from a knee injury coming into the game and had gotten knocked around in the first half and received treatment. On the play that took him out of the game, Griffin's knee buckled on the badly chewed up turf at FedEx Field as he tried to pick up a bad snap.

After the game, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told media members that Griffin said he was "hurting but not injured." Shanahan also said that he considered taking Griffin out of the game at halftime but that his star rookie quarterback asked him to keep playing. Shanahan also said that the team conferred with doctors, including Dr. James Andrews, and that Griffin was cleared to play.

Griffin had thrown two touchdowns in the first quarter but was largely ineffective afterwards before he was finally pulled from the game. Griffin is scheduled to have an MRI on the injured knee on Monday.

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