Washington Redskins lose Robert Griffin III in win over Jacksonville

Posted at 5:35 PM, Sep 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-14 17:35:28-04

WASHINGTON — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III dislocated his ankle and will be out an indefinite amount of time, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announced after Sunday’s 41-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“[He is] very disappointed. He’s sick,” Gruden said about Griffin’s mood after the injury. “People don’t understand how much work goes into being a starting quarterback.”

Griffin was hurt while making an acrobatic, 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.

Redskins fans chanted Griffin’s name as he was carted off the field.

“The city has embraced me and my family,” Griffin said after the game. “It meant a lot to hear them cheering when I went off the field.”

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousin threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the win.