Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III isn't taking any risks when it comes to his surgically-repaired right knee.

Griffin indicated Monday that he will wear a knee brace for the entire season.

"I don't worry about my leg anymore," Griffin told reporters. "I just play football, and that's a sign that you're getting ready. I don't know if I'll wear it forever. I know I'll wear it for the rest of the season."

Being willing to wait is the hardest thing for the star quarterback.

"It's not easy to sit around and watch," Griffin said. "I call it 'Operation Patience.' "

Will the knee brace slow Griffin doubt? It's doubtful it would.

"You get used to it," Griffin said. "Your leg gets stronger and you can carry that extra weight."

Griffin didn't wear the brace at Baylor when he won the Heisman Trophy years after a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

"The next year came around and I took it off, won a Heisman and did a whole lot of other things. It just depends on how the leg feels," he said. "I don't plan on wearing it past this season, but it all depends on what happens."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.