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RG3 Injured As Falcons Improve To 5-0


Robert Griffin III left the game after taking a big hit from linebacker Sean Weatherspoon in the third quarter.

LANDOVER, Md. -- Robert Griffin III was diagnosed with a mild concussion after taking a hit to the head by the Atlanta Falcons' Sean Weatherspoon in the Washington Redskins' 24-17 loss, coach Mike Shanahan said Sunday.

Griffin couldn't tell the medical staff what quarter the game was in or what the score was when he was asked at the time. He was evaluated by a neurologist in the locker room and allowed to go home following the game. He also suffered a chin laceration.

He won't be tested any further Sunday and will be re-evaluated Monday.

Griffin now must follow the NFL's concussion protocol before being cleared to return to practice or games.

The hit came with 6:12 remaining in the third quarter. Griffin was taken to the locker room after he was slammed into by Weatherspoon on a third-and-goal play. The team said Griffin was "shaken up" and his return was questionable.

The Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall pick stayed on the turf, face-down, for a few moments. He was checked on by team trainers before walking over to the Redskins' sideline with his helmet off.

Sitting on a sideline bench, Griffin was attended to by trainers. After a few minutes, he was escorted to the tunnel leading to the Redskins' locker room.

Fellow rookie Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin on the Redskins' next possession. On his first play, Cousins completed a 4-yard pass to Joshua Morgan, but the Redskins wound up going three-and-out and punting.

Cousins, however, threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Santana Moss for his first NFL touchdown during the Redskins' next drive.

Cousins had two more chances to rally the Redskins late in the game, but he was intercepted twice in the final two minutes. He finished 5 for 9 for 111 yards.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder, ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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It may be a clean hit guys but the NFL may not think so. So I wouldn't be surprised if Spoon gets fined $10,000 for that hit on RGIII.

Look at the GIF , and several of the other views. It looks like Spoon knocked him out with his AZZ. If there is a fine in the NFL for knocking QBs out with your AZZ then yea.

He was not sliding. He was trying to be superman and got knocked out by an AZZ,

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Nah, the one a few seasons ago against Eagles. That was a clean hit, he went shoulder first.

That's what I was talking about. He nailed D-Jax (Desean Jackson). They didn't fine Robinson for a helmet to helmet hit, they fined him because they said Jackson was a defenseless receiver... thus it was an illegal hit.

This was not helmet to helmet, not was RG3 defenseless. He should've gone out of bounds, or slid. He did neither and is paying the price. It sucks the guy got hurt, but he needs to learn when to take what's there & when to play smart & save yourself for the whole game.

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