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Griffin leaves Redskins game in 1st quarter with ankle injury, carted to locker room

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is attended to on the sideline after injuring his left ankle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is attended to on the sideline after injuring his left ankle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a left ankle injury.

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 the ankle as he finished the throw and then tumbled out of bounds. The pass was caught by DeSean Jackson for an 11-yard gain.

Griffin's leg was placed in a splint. He waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin and threw a touchdown pass two plays later.

But Jackson hurt his left shoulder and walked to the locker room. The team announced his status as questionable.

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