Updated July 19, 2018 12:28pm PDT Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin Jr. is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks due to a knee injury, coach Jay Gruden announced Thursday.
Griffin is expected out for at least four weeks after undergoing surgery on his left knee on Saturday.
He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, and he had limited contact during a team meeting Thursday.
He also left Thursday’s session without addressing reporters.
Grubb had an MRI exam and is expected back this week, according to Gruden.
The Redskins also have a limited number of players with injuries who will be available to the team for practice.
The team will announce a full injury report on Friday.
Grubb missed practice during the regular season for an unspecified reason.
The Redskins drafted Griffin, who is 5-11 as a starter, with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He has struggled with his accuracy in the past two seasons, and his lack of production has been a major concern since the start of the season.
He missed most of last season with a sprained right ankle and is 4-6 in the preseason.
Gruden said the injury is not career-threatening and that Griffin will be able to return to the field this season.
Gruden said Griffin’s recovery from the knee surgery will be gradual.
“He will get back to his full potential, but it is going to take time for that to happen,” Gruden told reporters.
The Redskins, who lost three straight games, have not won a game since the season opener against the New York Jets. “
The main thing is that he’s going to get back in the rhythm that he needs to be back to play the way that he has been able to play.”
The Redskins, who lost three straight games, have not won a game since the season opener against the New York Jets.
They have lost seven straight since the franchise’s first trip to the playoffs in 2002.