Redskins QB Griffin suffers mild concussion

Redskins Confidential,Sports,John Keim

The Redskins don’t know when Robert Griffin III will return. They just know he has to pass a battery of concussion tests first.

Griffin was diagnosed with a mild concussion after a hit late in the third quarter of Sunday’s 24-17 loss to Atlanta. A neurologist examined Griffin in the locker room and said he had suffered the concussion, Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin did not know what quarter it was.

“He feels good right now,” Shanahan said.

Griffin will be re-evaluated Monday — players can’t talk to the media after a concussion — and can’t return until an independent doctor clears him. Griffin also suffered lacerations on his chin. Griffin completed 10 of 15 passes for 91 yards and ran once for seven yards. The two times he tried to run Sunday occurred from a pass set; there were no designed runs for Griffin.

Kirk Cousins completed five of nine passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted twice, ending the Redskins’ final two drives.

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