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Redskins beat Lions, but lose RG3 to concussion

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III fumbles the ball as he's sacked by Detroit Lions defensive end Tyrunn Walker, top, and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III fumbles the ball as he's sacked by Detroit Lions defensive end Tyrunn Walker, top, and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon).
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With zero help from his offensive line, Robert Griffin III repeatedly wound up on the turf until leaving with a stinger and concussion after being sacked three times and fumbling twice Thursday night in the Washington Redskins' 21-17 exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions.

Per NFL policy, Griffin did not speak with the media after the game but head coach Jay Gruden said his quarterback suffered a concussion.  Gruden also said Griffin's shoulder is fine.

There is no timetable for Griffin's return as he is now in the NFL's concussion protocol program.
    
Griffin went 2 for 5 for 8 yards on four possessions for Washington (2-0). On his final play, early in the second quarter, he started to scramble but dropped the ball despite no contact. As the quarterback went to the ground to try to corral the loose ball, Lions defensive end Corey Wootton landed on Griffin.
    
For Detroit (1-1), Matthew Stafford looked good, going 6 of 8 for 78 yards and leading one scoring drive that ended with Matt Prater's 49-yard field goal.

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