The Washington Redskins are holding back Robert Griffin III from doing things he believes he is capable of as he progresses in rehabilitating his reconstructed knee.
In the team’s show on CSN Washington, Griffin said it has been difficult being an observer for voluntary offseason workouts, which began earlier this week. He’s anxious to get back out there with his teammates but is listening to what the doctors and trainers tell him.
“You always want people holding you back. You don’t ever want to have people pushing you forward, and that’s what they’re doing right now,” Griffin said, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “They’re holding me back from doing certain things because I feel like I’m ready, my body might look like I’m ready, but according to the time table, I’m not ready. So, I just keep pushing forward, keep pushing forward in what I can do, while at the same time, allow them to make me be patient.”
Griffin said he is trying to avoid the discussions that seem to be never ending about who is to blame for his injury in the playoff loss and what could have been done differently.
“You try to avoid controversy as much as you can, while at the same time, you making sure people understand that everyone understands what happened, in this organization when it comes to owner, GM, head coach, myself and the offensive coordinator, we all understand what happened through the situation in the Seattle Seahawks game that led to my knee surgery.
“At the end of the day, what anybody wants to say about who’s to blame, whose responsibility it is, it really doesn’t matter. Whose responsibility it is, it doesn’t really matter who’s to blame because I’m the one that has to go through the struggle that is the knee surgery and rehab to get back, and the people who are also going through that with me are the owner, the GM, the head coach, offensive coordinator, organization, the fans. Everyone goes through that with me.”
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