If you feel the flutter of a breeze that shouldn't be there, then it's probably the collective sigh of Washington Redskins fans as well as fantasy football owners in regards to Robert Griffin III. This released breath is in response to comments made by the father of RGIII on Tuesday about his son's status for the Redskins upcoming game this weekend.
"He's doing great,'' Robert Griffin II told USA TODAY Sports. "He definitely said he plans to start. I haven't seen him (the last two days). But he told me (today) everything has gone well.''
The sensational rookie quarterback suffered a sprained right knee in Sunday's overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens. On Monday, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that Griffin was not ruled out with what Shanahan termed a Grade 1 mild sprain.
RGIII's Dad took that small sliver of hope and opened it up to an almost certain probability that his son will be taking snaps this Sunday.
"He's doing rehabilitation as far as the impact pain working with that,'' Griffin's dad said. "Monday he said he felt really good. Today he felt better. Every day he's getting better. Monday he had no problems and throughout the workout, he had no problems.''
This news is huge for a Redskins team looking to make the postseason for the first time since 2007 and it's even bigger for fantasy football owners who are looking to take their team to the championship. For the second group of people mentioned, keep a close eye on any updated news coming out of Washington and have a good replacement prepared if RGIII isn't quite as ready to go as his dad expects.
That being said, start him if he plays as the Redskins are up against the Cleveland Browns this weekend. This is a good matchup, even for a hobbled RGIII.
James LeBeau is a sports contributor for CraveOnline Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JleBeau76 or subscribe on Facebook.com/CraveOnlineSports.
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