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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III leaves game in 3rd quarter after sack

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has left Washington's game against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter after being hit in the helmet on a sack.

The Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft was slammed into by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on a third-and-goal play with about six minutes left in the third quarter.

Griffin stayed on the turf, face-down, for a few moments. He was checked on by team trainers before walking over to the Redskins' sideline with his helmet off.

Sitting on a sideline bench, Griffin was attended to by trainers. After a few minutes, he was escorted to the tunnel leading to the Redskins' locker room.

Another rookie quarterback, fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, took over on Washington's next possession.