RG3 Aims For Redskins’ Opener

ASHBURN, Va. (May 23, 2013)—Baylor Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III said Thursday he cried after his knee surgery and changed his cellphone pass-code to the date of the Washington Redskins season opener as he began rehabilitation.

Griffin held his first in-depth news conference Thursday since undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in January.

He also took part in an offseason practice session during which he wore a large black brace and ran drills with other teammates recovering from injuries.

Griffin says he's "hashed things out" with head coach Mike Shanahan, who was widely criticized for leaving Griffin in the game after the former Copperas Cove standout was injured during the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Griffin says the next steps in his rehab involve "explosive sprinting" and "cutting."

He says he remains confident will be play in that season opener on Sept. 9.

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