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MRI reveals no ankle fracture for Robert Griffin III

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The early news on Robert Griffin III's ankle injury is positive.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday during a press conference that an MRI of Griffin's ankle showed no fracture. Gruden added that the team is optimistic Griffin will return this season and that injured reserve has not been considered.

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"I think it's too early to tell as far as the timetable is concerned. All we know is it's not a fracture, we're gonna put the cast on it for a couple weeks, get more results to Dr. Anderson, see what he says and go from there," Gruden said.

It's unclear when Griffin will be healthy again, but this is the best possible news after Griffin dislocated his ankle on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The scenario could be a tricky one for the Redskins to navigate with Kirk Cousins taking over as the team's starter.

If Cousins plays well, the Redskins could be tempted to leave him in the lineup as a starter. A report in The Washington Post said that Gruden believes that Cousins is the better fit for his offense.

"I feel like we can win any game with Kirk Cousins," Gruden said after Sunday's win. "Kirk is a special guy. He started four games last year and didn't have great success, but obviously has a skill set that I feel like is very much suited for what we do."

Gruden said Monday that he will make those decisions when they come to it, not making any promises that Griffin keeps his job if healthy. 

We're getting ahead of things here because we don't know how long Griffin will be out for, and we don't yet know how Cousins will perform. If we've learned anything during the Griffin era in Washington, however, it's that this promises to get complicated.

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