Robert Griffin III has knee sprain but no ACL tear, Redskins say

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is helped off the filed after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
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LANDOVER, Md. The Washington Redskins say Robert Griffin III doesn't have a major knee injury.

Team spokesman Tony Wyllie said Sunday that Griffin underwent an MRI and has a sprained right knee but that "everything is clear" in terms of significant ligament damage.


Wyllie specifically ruled out a season-ending torn ACL.

Wyllie said coach Mike Shanahan will update the rookie quarterback's condition Monday.

Griffin was injured in the final minutes of regulation in the Redskins' 31-28 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.

As Ryan Wilson notes, Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata -- all 340 pounds of him -- caught Griffin flush with a big hit. The force of the collision caused the quarterback's right leg to whip violently as he went to the ground. (Watch the hit here).