Robert Griffin III spent the entirety of his second season in the NFL playing restricted by a knee brace.
The Washington Redskins quarterback wore the protective gear following ACL and LCL injuries to his right knee in 2012.
Whether the brace was a huge contributing factor the the Redskins faltering 2013 season is another matter, but it certainly didn't help.
But now it seems there is some good news for Redskins fans, from RGIII himself.
The signal-caller revealed in an interview Monday night that it was unlikely the brace would return for next season:
"I think it is safe to say I won't be wearing the brace," he told reporters after heralding the work of the medical staff.
The second pick in the 2012 draft seems likely therefore to follow the procedure which he undertook during his time playing college football at Baylor.
After tearing his ACL in his sophomore year with the Bears, RGIII wore a brace during the 2010 season before playing restriction free for the remainder of his college career - winning the Heisman Trophy in the process.
The Washington Redskins will be hoping a similar turnaround in fortunes occurs this time around when RGIII plays without the knee brace, but it might take more than that to make the franchise a competitive outfit in 2014.