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Monday, July 22, 2013
RG III to have knee exam this week

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Dr. James Andrews reportedly will examine Robert Griffin III's surgically-repaired right knee on Wednesday and determine whether the quarterback will be cleared for the Washington Redskins' training camp, which begins Thursday.

A person familiar with the quarterback's recovery from surgery to repair his torn ACL and LCL told The Washington Post that Griffin "feels great" and is running and cutting without pain.

If Dr. Andrews doesn't clear Griffin on Wednesday, the quarterback might begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, allowing him to strengthen his knee while backup Kirk Cousins takes the first-team snaps.

Griffin has said he expects to be cleared for the start of training camp and participated in the Redskins' offseason workouts. He has said his goal is to be ready to play by Week 1.

In March, Dr. Andrews told ESPN's Stephania Bell that Griffin's recovery has been "unbelievable."

"RG III is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman. They have an unbelievable ability to recover, where as a normal human being may not be able to recover," he said.