What's buzzing:

Roto Arcade

RG3 knocked out of game, concussed

Andy Behrens
Roto Arcade

View photo

.

Robert Griffin III receiving treatment, post-hit (US Presswire)

Robert Griffin III suffered a "mild concussion" on Sunday (Mike Shanahan's words), following a wicked, legal hit near the sideline in the third quarter. Griffin scrambled outside the pocket on third-and-goal, and Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon absolutely obliterated him. Check the tape right here, via NFL.com. Brutal. Makes my teeth hurt.

RG3 received treatment for a cut to his chin before he went indoors. Initially, his official status was "shaken up," but his head coach later indicated he'd been concussed. Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, a rookie fourth-rounder, who connected with Santana Moss on a 77-yard fourth quarter score, but later threw a pair of picks. Griffin finished 10-for-15 with 91 yards passing, seven yards rushing and no TDs.

We've discussed the elevated injury risk with Griffin several times — it's an unavoidable issue for any player his size, with his rare dual-threat ability. The kid is clearly a badass, but he takes an awful beating each week. Let's just hope he can be available for the Week 6 match-up with Minnesota. And let's hope someone can convince him that in the NFL, situational self-preservation is allowed. It's OK to slide, to step out of bounds, to throw the ball away.

View Comments (28)
  • Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4

    Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4

    Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. The crowd were wonderful and lifted me for my sprint finish.'' In a tight finale, Kipchoge broke clear … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Suriname promise to vote for Van Praag in FIFA election

    Suriname promise to vote for Van Praag in FIFA election

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Suriname have pledged to support Michael van Praag in next month's FIFA presidential election, becoming the first national association to publicly promise their vote to the Dutchman. "I am delighted that John … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Ethopia's Tufa wins London Marathon women's race

    Ethopia's Tufa wins London Marathon women's race

    LONDON (Reuters) - Ethopia's Tigist Tufa won the London Marathon's women's race in a provisional time of two hours, 23 minutes 22 seconds. Kenya's Mary Keitany finished second with Ethopia's Tirfi Tsegaye third. (Editing by Pritha Sarkar) … More »

    Reuters - 49 minutes ago
  • Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang in a fierce battle over the closing miles to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with world record holder Dennis Kimetto third. Kipchoge, a … More »

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago
  • Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent

    Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian said in the early hours of Sunday. "I just got the news that … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago