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X-rays on Robert Griffin III's 'sore' ribs are negative

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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The weekly question of whether or not Robert Griffin III can sustain his dynamic style of play will continue this week after the rookie quarterback had X-rays on his ribs following the Washington Redskins' 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

The results of the X-rays were negative, according to The Washington Post.

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"I'm fine. I'll be ready to go," said Griffin, who never missed a play. "No one is ever going to question the fight I have inside myself to be the greatest and to help this team to victory. It doesn't matter what it is, I will make sure that I continue to help my team win games and that it starts right after the bye."

RG3 is correct -- you can't question his fire. People still will question the hits he takes, even if those questions are outlandish.

Griffin was sacked four times, including a ferocious takedown by Charles Johnson to start the fourth quarter. The No. 2 overall draft pick obviously has made a concerted effort to slide, but on a fourth-and-4, with the game still within reach, Griffin danced out of the pocket and picked up a first down before taking a shot, going airborne and being helicoptered to the ground by two defenders.

It's the type of play that might look bad, but any quarterback worth his salt -- Steve Young, John Elway -- tries to make that play to win a football game.

RG3 took some shots, but it was out of necessity. He'll have the bye week to rest his sore ribs, and critics will have an extra week to question his playing style.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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