Dr. James Andrews Says Mike Shanahan Didn’t Lie About RG3′s Knee
Karma works in mysterious ways, and I should know. Two days before the Redskins battled the Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs, there was drama surrounding whether or not Robert Griffin III should have been allowed to return to the Ravens game after taking a vicious hit from Haloti Ngata.
Renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews caused the stir when he said that RG3 didn’t allow him to look at his knee, and that he wasn’t cleared to return to the game.
Griffin III would go on to hurt himself again Sunday against Seattle and may require some sort of surgery. In the meantime we are still in the process of figuring out who lied about RG3 returning to the Ravens games.
If you ask Dr. James Andrews now, he’ll tell you no one lied. Andrews told the Washington Post yesterday that his words to the USA Today were misconstrued, and that mike Shanahan didn’t lie about RG3’s knee.
“Coach Shanahan didn’t lie about it, and I didn’t lie,” Andrews said. “I didn’t get to examine [Griffin’s knee] because he came out for one play, didn’t let us look at him and on the next play, he ran through all the players and back out onto the field. Coach Shanahan looks at me like, ‘Is he OK?’ and I give him the ‘Hi’ sign as in, ‘He’s running around, so I guess he’s OK.’ But I didn’t get to check him out until after the game. It was just a communication problem. Heat of battle. I didn’t get to tell him I didn’t get to examine the knee. Mike Shanahan would never have put him out there at risk just to win a game.”