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Robert Griffin III Injury: Washington Redskins quarterback carted off, won't return

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered an ankle injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered an ankle during the team's 2014 NFL Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The third-year Washington quarterback has been ruled out for the remainder of the game and will not return.

The injury occurred on a play in the first quarter. Griffin III rolled right and threw across his body to complete a pass to a wide open DeSean Jackson. Griffin III landed awkwardly as he fell out of bounds. He stayed on the ground on the sideline while Washington trainers evaluated him. Griffin III was eventually carted off the field.

Griffin III has had an extensive past with leg injuries. He suffered a torn ACL late in 2012. Griffin III struggled last season when he seemingly tried to return before he had fully recovered from his ACL injury.

Griffin III has been replaced by Washington backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The aforementioned DeSean Jackson has also left the game with an injury. Jackson apparently hurt his shoulder and is questionable to return.

Washington is scheduled to play the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field next week on Sunday, September 21.