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RGIII has concussion, ‘probable’ for Texas game

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Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Robert Griffin III was unable to play the second half of last night’s game against Texas Tech after taking a shot to the head while sliding on a scramble. Replay of the hit showed Griffin’s helmet bounced hard off the turf of Cowboys Stadium, and the junior laid on the ground for a few minutes before walking off under his own power.

The school never officially announced it last night, but it was believed Griffin’s injury was a concussion. That’s turned out to be the case, as BU’s training staff confirmed the injury today. Griffin is listed as probable for the Bears’ season-ending game against Texas.

Griffin was able to come in on one play before the end of the first half after sustaining the head injury — a zone read touchdown run inside the 10-yard line.

Griffin’s been one of the most exciting players this season, throwing for nearly 3,700 yards and 34 touchdowns. Hopefully, his injury won’t affect his Heisman chances if he does miss any time.

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8 Responses to “RGIII has concussion, ‘probable’ for Texas game”
  1. harleyspoon says: Nov 27, 2011 8:25 PM

    He is a great athlete and person….a real gentleman as well as an ambassador for Baylor and good sportsmanship across the board…

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Nov 27, 2011 9:06 PM

    Was blessed to be visiting a co-worker in a Houston hospital when Robert and team mates were enterring the children’s wing to visit the kids undergoing treatment there. Spoke a few words to Robert and his team while they waited at the door for the nurses to come open it. Really genuine man and men as team mates. Wish him well.

  3. Deb says: Nov 27, 2011 11:14 PM

    All the best to Robert. I pray he’ll be able to take the field next weekend and finish his remarkable season.

  4. sportsbastard says: Nov 28, 2011 12:13 AM

    Baylor should be ashamed of themselves if they push this kid onto the field next week and put him at risk of possible long-term concussion probs.

  5. vincentbojackson says: Nov 28, 2011 12:14 AM

    No player I’d rather watch play than RGIII. The guy is electric.

  6. harleyspoon says: Nov 28, 2011 11:39 AM

    Sportsbastard, Baylor will not put RGIII on the field if the Docs determine he is not ready to play the game. Briles would never trade a kid for a possible victory. The Docs (and Baylor has one of the most respected Medical Schools in the nation…) will not subject RGIII to further injury under any circumstances. If RGIII plays, it will be because he has been approved to play by the medical people who know the case and consequences, not the coaches or Ken Starr…

  7. ancientcougar says: Nov 28, 2011 1:43 PM

    I would love to have seen a Houston/Baylor Matchup this year.

  8. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Nov 28, 2011 7:25 PM

    Let the kid heal and wait till bowl season if he’s not ready then, maybe he should seriously think about the Pros of life after football. At least 3 players in the last 2 yrs have retired from football because of concussions and long term effects it can have. Football isn’t worth not being able to remember your name when your 40.

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