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Robert Griffin Out for Season with ACL

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Sad news. One of the most entertaining football players in the country (at any level). Get healthy, Robert! We'll see you next year in Folsom.

    AP Article:

    Baylor QB Griffin out for season

    (AP) – 1 hour ago

    WACO, Texas — Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury, a huge blow to a team that had big expectations based largely on the standout sophomore.

    An MRI done Sunday revealed that Griffin has "an isolated tear" in his ACL. He sustained the injury in the first half of the Bears' 68-13 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night.

    The Bears also lost senior defensive back and return specialist Mikail Baker to a knee injury. An MRI revealed an ACL tear and tears to his medial and lateral meniscus after he was hurt on special teams.

    Griffin was injured when his leg bent awkwardly while being stopped for no gain on a fourth-down play the opening series of the game. He remained on the ground for several minutes, the silence broken only when Baylor students started chanting his name before he walked gingerly to the sideline.

    Northwestern drove for a touchdown while Griffin was being tended to. He had his knee heavily wrapped. But he didn't miss a snap before halftime, coming back to lead the Bears to a 41-10 halftime lead.
    Griffin was 13-of-19 passing for 266 yards with three TDs before watching the second half from the sideline.

    Griffin accounted for 28 TDs (15 passing, 13 rushing) as an 18-year-old freshman last year. With him back for a second season, the Bears came in hoping for their first bowl since 1994. The 15-year drought matches Duke for the longest for a team playing in a Football Bowl Subdivision conference.

    Blake Szymanski, a senior who was a starter before Griffin arrived on campus, took over after halftime against the Demons and was 3-of-5 for 58 yards and a touchdown. But he suffered a bruised right shoulder when he was hit on a rush near the goalline.

    Baylor's training staff listed Szymanski, who had X-rays Sunday, as day to day.

    Tailback Jay Finley, who missed Saturday's game with a sprained ankle, is listed as probable for the Bears when they play their final non-conference game Saturday at home against Kent State.

    The Big 12 opener is Oct. 10 at eighth-ranked Oklahoma.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

    Sep 3, 2007
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    sad to hear, hell of a quarterback. me thinks he'll be alright in the long run.
  3. buffwoman526

    buffwoman526 Club Member Club Member

    Jul 15, 2005
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    Poor kid, that sucks.

    Hopefully he will be back healthy next year.
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Feb 1, 2008
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    yikes.... wonder if he gets a medical RS? That is horrible timing too.
  5. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    Well, count Baylor out for their bowl hopes. I really thought he would lead them to a bowl birth this year, but not when he isn't playing.
  6. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Guest

    My Baylor buddies will be devastated....what a shame.
  7. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    tough break for BU. in one of the Morriss years, they looked like they had a shot to get bowl eligible and the QB (Bell, maybe) went down mid-season.
  8. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

    Jun 3, 2007
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    It's turning out to be a tough season for B12 South QBs.

    Too bad. I'd been looking forward to Griffin take Baylor to the next level.
  9. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    I dunno. A knee injury prolly doesn't exclude him from engaging in the activities that usually end in a birth.
  10. buffs04

    buffs04 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
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    Sad to hear that.
  11. huskermike

    huskermike Member

    Sep 17, 2009
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    Sorry to hear that. He was a fun one to watch.
  12. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Tough break. He's a huge contributing factor to Baylor winning some games. With Griffin behind the center, Baylor has probably won twice as many games as they normally would have. Hope he gets better.

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