Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) received positive news after undergoing an MRI on his dislocated left ankle. The third-year quarterback said, per The Washington Post, that he was hurt while making a leaping across-the-body throw near the sideline while being pursued by linebacker Paul Posluszny. Griffin landed awkwardly on his ankle as he finished the throw and then tumbled out of bounds. The pass was caught by Jackson for an 11-yard gain. Griffin, who injured his ankle in Sunday’s 41-10 win against the Jaguars, was carted off with his leg in a splint. While X-rays revealed no fracture, an MRI was needed to determine ligament damage. Recovery time for such an injury could be six to eight weeks.
When a twisting motion occurs to the ankle joint, podiatrists are very concerned of possible fractures that can occur to any of the ankle bones. That is why an X-ray is the first diagnostic test given to see what the eyes cannot see. Therefore, if you suspect that you have an ankle sprain, please schedule an appointment to visit one of our podiatrists at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center. We are conveniently located in Howell, New Jersey. Our team will take great care of you by learning the history of your ankle injury and by performing an extensive lower extremity physical exam. We will make sure that nothing is overseen from the injury that might cause you possible future damage or pain.