Nanoseconds after RGIII went down with a gut-wrenching knee injury on a botched snap in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Redskins-Seahawks Wild Card Game, Twitter exploded with Strasburg-RGIII Shutdown Tweets. And then Howie Long got into the act on the FOX postgame show, implying that that Redskins shouldn't have played RGIII. *shrug* Seems like apples and oranges (knees and elbows? baseballs and footballs?) if you ask us: Strasburg was healthy, shutdown was with an eye on the future. RGIII apparently wasn't, he played with an eye on the present.
Anyway, the screencap above captures the spirit of the day, with the Grim Reaper of ligament replacement surgery himself Dr. James Andrews looming over Shanahan's right shoulder as RGIII made his way off the field.
Andrews, you'll remember, supported the Nats decision to shutdown Strasburg. He also apparently didn't clear Griffin to return to the field back on Dec. 9 against the Ravens when he first hurt his knee, and was nervous about him taking the field today against the Seahawks.
In any case, knees None of this has anything to do with Stephen Strasburg, except that pitchers and catchers report in roughly 40 days, and now we have to listen to Strasburg Shutdown talk all over again until then.
(Screencap via FOX)
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