Robert Griffin III Injury: Redskins QB admits he was at risk, but didn't hurt team

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III took the podium after the team's 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card game at FedEx Field to discuss playing through his knee injury.

Griffin had come into the game less than 100 percent due to a lingering knee injury. Wearing a heavy brace, Griffin guided the Redskins to two first quarter touchdowns and a 14-0 lead on his touchdown passes. Griffin also took hits during the drives and needed treatment from trainers. In the fourth quarter, and he was forced to leave the game when he tried to recover a bad snap on the chewed up turf at FedEx Field and re-injured his knee.

After the game, Griffin said he didn't believe that playing through injury was detrimental to the team. Griffin said, "I'm the best option for this team. That's why I'm the starter." Griffin's backup, Kirk Cousins, was just 3-of-10 passing for 31 yards in the game after he replaced the injured Griffin.

Griffin did admit a certain amount of risk trying to play through the injury. Griffin said, "I think I did put myself at more risk being out there." Ultimately, it was not a Seahawks player, but the horrendous condition of the FedEx Field turf at gametime which was the biggest risk to Griffin. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured knee on Monday.

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