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Redskins’ Robert Griffin III Hopeful to Start at Season Opener

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is hopeful that he will be back and ready for the season opener come September.

"My knee is getting better every day. The doctors say I'm ahead of schedule. My goal is to return healthy in Week 1, but if I'm not ready then I will wait until I am, however long that is," Griggin said in a statement to ESPN on Wednesday. "My first NFL season and my injury that ended, it showed me a lot about the league, my team and myself."

Griffin III tore his ACL and LCL in the playoffs in the first round against the Seattle Seahawks.

RG3 threw for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns, rushed for seven touchdowns, and ran for 815 yards in his rookie season. 

The Redskins kick off the season on September 8.

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