The Washington Redskins say Robert Griffin III is safe in their offense, but a source told ESPN's Trey Wingo that Dr. James Andrews has expressed concerns about how the team uses their star quarterback.

Andrews, who performed reconstructive knee surgery on Griffin in January, cleared Griffin to resume playing after the Redskins' preseason finale Thursday at Tampa Bay.

According to the source, however, Andrews does not want the Redskins to expose Griffin's knee to too much potential punishment during games, the source said. Andrews' exact concerns were not spelled out. But running the zone read offense, Griffin ran 120 times in 2012, leaving himself in position to be hit more.

In a text to ESPN 980's Chris Russell, Andrews didn't condemn the Redskins.

"He is in their hands," he said. "They will take good care of him." 

Per an e-mail from our friend, James Andrews, who sometimes comments as "the real jim andrews." As has been noted in the past, this James Andrews is in no way affiliated with Griffin, the Redskins or medical science of any kind:

He's not ready, not by a long shot. ... Operation patience is going to be operation rehab by week 7.

Have an adorable long weekend, everyone.


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