James Andrews Says He Never Cleared Robert Griffin III to Return to the Baltimore Game

By Jason Lisk

After the Baltimore game in which Robert Griffin III was injured, returned to the field for a few plays, and then was replaced by Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan said that he was cleared by Dr. James Andrews. Not so, says Andrews in an interview with USA Today Sports. Andrews was on the sideline that day, but he did not have an opportunity to examine Griffin before he went back on the field. “Scared the hell out of me,” Andrews said.

Andrews still remains worried about Griffin’s quick return from the knee sprain.

"“I’m the one that shut him down that day, finally,” Andrews said. “I’ve been a nervous wreck letting him come back as quick as he has. He’s doing a lot better this week, but he’s still recovering and I’m holding my breath because of it. “He passed all the tests and all the functional things we do, but it’s been a trying moment for me, to be honest with you.”"

[photo via USA Today Sports Images]