Redskins announce camp schedule, amidst expectations of RGIII’s recovery
The Washington Redskins announced the schedule for their summer training camp earlier this week. The training camp will be the first look the public will get at this year’s squad.
The camp which is being held at it’s new location in Richmond, Virginia will begin July 25 and run through August 16. The schedule has 17 days of practice sessions that will be open to the public. Fan Appreciation day will be held on August 3rd.
Something the whole league will be looking at during this camp is how Robert Griffin is looking after suffering a serious injury in their playoff game against the Seahawks.
It was early in that game right before the Skins managed to put together a scoring drive that Griffin was knocked out-of-bounds and planted his foot awkwardly.
Griffin had re-aggravated a leg injury he had earlier in the season and his performance in the game suffered consequently.
It was late in the fourth quarter that after fumbling a poor snap that Griffin went down after completely injuring his ACL and MCL.
It’s a tired story for many Skins fans who had to endure the ongoing criticisms against Griffin and the coaching staff for letting him play while injured. The injury seemed like it could jeopardize Griffin’s playing time well into the next season.
The Redskins organization has been saying that Griffin’s recovery has been going extremely well, but worry is still abound for fans in Washington. The typical ACL or MCL injury takes 6 to 8 months to recover from, but the Redskins’ team doctor, Dr. James Andrews has said that Griffin’s recovery is way ahead of schedule.
Griffin showed off how well he’s been recovering at a Redskin’s Draft Party at FedEx Field the other week. While it does raise morale for the Redskins faithful, it is by no means an indicator if he’ll be ready for the regular season.
The general consensus seems to believe that Griffin will be ready for Week 1, but will he be 100% is what everyone will be wondering.
While the training camp that the Redskins hold is usually marketed to be a way for the organization and the players to get involved with the community and to hype the regular season, it’s attendants will be probably be much more attentive to Griffin in practice to see if he’s ready to play 100%.