WACO (September 29, 2009)--Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin likely will be watching from the pressbox when the Bears play their first game without him.
It will be a different perspective for the standout sophomore
who sustained "an isolated tear" in the ACL of his right knee in
the last game. The Bears, who say Griffin is done for the season,
play Kent State at home Saturday.
Griffin said Tuesday that having to watch will make him a better
player. It's his first public comments since the extent of his
injury became known.
He also says the coaches prefer that he be in the pressbox
rather than on the field to avoid the possibility of being
He also says he has to get ready for the long recovery ahead.
Griffin was injured during the first quarter of Baylor’s 68-13 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday.
He returned to action and threw three touchdown passes as the Bears led 41-10 at halftime. Griffin III did not play in the second half.
In three games this season, the sophomore signal caller has thrown for 481 yards and four touchdowns.
Griffin was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2008 after throwing for 2,091 yards and rushing for 843.
The Copperas Cove native accounted for 28 touchdowns during his rookie season.