Independent neurologist Robert N. Kurtze originally said Griffin was cleared to play on Thursday. Kurtze, though, released the following statement Friday regarding the situation:
"Per discussion with Neuropsychologists and with Anthony Casolaro M.D., we had anticipated yesterday that the patient would be cleared for full participation in gameplay this weekend; however, upon further scrutiny today of the neuropsychology data, I agree with the neuropsychologist that he should be held from gameplay this weekend and be retested in one-two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to gameplay can be made."
Griffin was injured when trying to recover his own fumble in a 21-17 victory over the
The Redskins said that Griffin had followed all NFL mandated concussion protocols leading up to Thursday's announcement that he was cleared to resume play.
"I feel good, just trying to take care of everything and be as cautious as possible," Griffin said Thursday. "It's not about anything but my family and them caring for me and my well-being. I know my teammates care about me and have been asking about me every single day."