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Report: Redskins officials think QB Robert Griffin III has 'legitimate chance' of starting Week 1

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III @RGIII underwent surgery to repair the torn ACL and LCL in his right knee on Jan. 9. Initially, Griffin's prospects of playing come the start of next season looked bleak. But ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Redskins officials are "encouraged enough with RGIII's recovery to believe that he has a legitimate chance to start on opening day." Schefter said on SportsCenter that people who know Griffin say he is a "physical freak," much like Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

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Get ready to hear a lot of this in the next seven months. I am nowhere near ready to assume that Griffin will be able to play September arrives, but the fact is the recovery timetable for ACL surgeries has been shortened dramatically in the past few years. Look at Kentucky basketball's Nerlens Noel. He just tore his left ACL, and he is expected to be out 6-8 months. Not too long ago, ACL tears meant at least a year on the sidelines, maybe two. Now we're close to cutting that time in half. Perhaps Griffin has healing powers like Peterson. Or perhaps he's the beneficiary of tremendous growth in medical science. Either way, it will help him get back on the field sooner than later. But it's February, so let's hold off for a bit on setting odds on his chances of playing in Week 1.

Adam Schefter via Twitter

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