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 Post subject: NFR: RG2 says RG3 is ahead of schedule on rehab
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Robert Griffin III's dad says rehab is ahead of schedule
Jim Corbett, USA TODAY Sports3:39 p.m. EDT May 17, 2013

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Griffin III's father says his son has been throwing since late April and is ahead of schedule
Redskins coach MIke Shanahan says the team's staff is being careful not to let him do too much
RGIII underwent surgery to repair his knee in January

Robert Griffin III has been throwing a football since late April, his father told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.

The 2012 offensive rookie of the year appears ahead of schedule and on track to realize his goal of starting the Washington Redskins' Sept. 9 Monday night season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles

RGIII wrote himself on his Twitter account that his throwing regimen included "a couple roll out throws…But some take Friday off.''

It is another positive sign that the second-year quarterback's reconstructed right knee is getting stronger and his mobility is returning four months and eight days removed from Jan. 9 surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments suffered late in a wild-card playoff loss to Seattle.

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"Robert is doing extremely well as far as the timetable,'' Robert Griffin II sald. "He's been doing a lot over time, he never stops.

"He was throwing some prior to the draft. Everything seems to be on cue. Everybody in the organization is targeting that season opener.''

Griffin's father said his son is ahead of schedule by comparison to his prior rehabilitation from a torn ACL of his right knee suffered while playing for Baylor University four years ago.

"He might be a little ahead of himself in terms of doing what he did then compared to now,'' RGII said. "He's smarter, stronger, wiser.''

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told USA TODAY Sports that while Griffin is ahead of schedule, the team's doctors and training staff are being careful not to let him do too much, too soon and that he won't jeopardize RGIII's career just to have him start Week 1.

"What you don't want is to do something too quick,'' Shanahan said. "The muscles around the ligaments feel very good. But you don't want to do something to set it back.

"One thing we're getting Robert to do -- and the doctors are telling him: 'You can only do so much at this point in the rehab program.'

"We're just trying not to push him too hard.''

Griffin last season threw for 20 touchdowns with five interceptions while running for 815 yards and seven more scores.

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