Ashburn, VA – Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still recovering from knee surgery and said Thursday his goal is to be ready for training camp in July.
Griffin underwent surgery in January to repair both the lateral collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He suffered the LCL injury in a Week 14 win over Baltimore and missed one game, then was hurt again during Washington's wild card playoff loss to Seattle.
Reports throughout the winter and spring indicated that Griffin was progressing well and he was throwing Thursday during Redskins' OTAs.
"We're hoping he's ready for training camp," said Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. "He's working really hard. He's been throwing, his arm's in good shape."
It's Griffin's knee, though, that needs to be healthy.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick of the 2012 draft said doctors are monitoring his rehab activities. He has yet to sprint and cut on the injured knee.
"Explosive sprinting is in the next couple weeks and cutting is a few weeks after that," Griffin said Thursday. "Goal is to be ready for training camp."
Griffin was named the NFL's top offensive rookie last year when he led the Redskins to the NFC East title. He completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions in 15 games while also rushing for 815 yards and seven scores.