Washington Redskins fans and personnel have been dealt yet another cruel blow after superstar Robert Griffin III was carted off during the Redskins week two NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The injury happened during the first quarter against the Jaguars with Washington up by seven points. Rolling out of the pocket to the right, Robert Griffin threw a sidearm completion to receiver DeSean Jackson, before falling awkwardly.
Griffin remained down on the sideline after the play and looked to be in severe agony. It looks as though Griffin has suffered a left ankle injury, potentially a dislocated ankle, but there has been confirmation yet.
Following help from Washington personnel, RGIII was taken to the Redskins’ lockeroom for further inspection and was ruled out of the game.
The injury to RGIII is a cruel blow to Washington this early in the season. The mobile signal-caller previously injured his ACL and LCL during the 2012 playoffs.
Those injuries affected his performance last season and resulted in him losing his starting job. Having regained his spot, Griffin was solid last week and looked to be in rhythm today, but his new problem and the fact that it is a non-contact injury will be worrying for Washington fans.
The injury forced Griffin out of the game and Kirk Cousins is now taking the snaps for the Redskins. More on the injury as and when we get the information.
To see a video of the injury, click HERE.
Griffin's injury was then followed up by an injury to teammate DeSean Jackson, who sustained a left shoulder injury and was also taken out of the game.