NFL Players Association Will Not Demand Investigation Into Griffin Injury
(KCEN) -- The NLF Players Association will not demand a formal investigation of the Washington Redskins' handling of the knee injury suffered by Robert Griffin III, as is allowed under the sport's collective bargaining agreement.
The purpose of the investigation was to determine if Mike Shanahan followed the recommendations of doctors from the time that Griffin was first injured against the Ravens on December 9 until he came out of last Sunday's playoff game.
This afternoon, NFLPA Executive Director Demaurice Smith said in a statement, "Playing through pain is a harsh reality of our business and our union will always hold the league and the clubs accountable to the best medical care. Our thoughts are with Robert as he recovers from his surgery and we hope he returns to full strength."