WASHINGTON - One day after being initially being cleared to play against the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not play on Saturday night after further review by doctors.
On Friday night, the team released a statement by NFL independent neurologist Robert N. Kurtzke saying, “Per discussion with Neuropsychologists and with Anthony Casolaro M.D., we had anticipated yesterday that the patient would be cleared for full participation in gameplay this weekend; however, upon further scrutiny today of the neuropsychology data, I agree with the neuropsychologist that he should be held from gameplay this weekend and be retested in one-two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to gameplay can be made.”
Griffin suffered a concussion last week in the Redskins’ second preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
The Redskins quarterback appeared to sidestep questions Thursday on whether he did suffer a concussion.
"You've got to talk to the people who report that stuff," said Griffin. "I don't report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don't know."
Griffin was sacked three times against the Lions and suffered other big hits as well.
When asked if he thought he should have stayed in the game before he was injured on his final play, Griffin said, "That's the coach's decision. As we like to say, 'I just work here, man.'"
Griffin is 6 for 13 for 44 yards in two games this preseason. The Redskins have not scored a touchdown when he has been on the field.