RG II says RG III is cleared to run

Nobody's interested in an update on the recovery of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III from his knee surgery, right?

Well, just in case there are a few of you out there, I came upon this from Griffin biographer Dave Sheinin of The Washington Post, who spoke with Griffin's father about RG III's rehab:

Robert Griffin Jr. on Monday, however, revealed exactly how far along his son was in his recovery.

“He’s been running in the pool, and some on the treadmill,” he told The Post. “But they’re just about ready to take it out on the field.”

Obviously, if Griffin is ready to start running outside, on real ground, that's a big step forward and an encouraging step. Obviously, if he or the team or their doctors are rushing him out there before he's ready, that would be a very bad thing. I continue to wonder what the hurry is on this, since the Redskins seem to have decided Kirk Cousins will be their starting quarterback during their offseason program, and the whole point is to give Griffin as much time as he needs to recover so that he doesn't jeopardize the next 10 years by trying to start this one on time. If you're a Redskins fan, all you can hope is that everyone involved in this learned the appropriate lessons after the way 2012 ended, and that if Griffin is starting to run, it's because they're 100 percent sure his leg is ready to do some running.