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Tiger Woods has a few thoughts on Robert Griffin III’s knee recovery

Doug Farrar
Shutdown Corner

Tiger Woods was in Washington, D.C. on Monday to promote the AT&T National tournament, so, of course, he was asked questions about Robert Griffin III. Because, why not? Woods, who had arthroscopic surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee in 2008, had some interesting advice for RG3 regarding the quarterback's own recovery process from off-season knee surgery.

“For me, did I have to be explosive when I came back? Yes, but only to a certain extent,” Woods told CSNWashington.com (via the Washington Post). “I could still hit the ball 30 yards shorter and still win golf tournaments. For him, losing a half a step is a big deal. And no one’s gonna be hitting me out there on the golf course. That would be fun, though. It’d be aggressive. We used to do that in high school — full-contact golf — but that’s a different story….

“I think what Robert’s going through, and we saw what Adrian [Peterson] went through and the year that he came back and had, and even Tom Brady. Those were lead leg injuries, too, at least for Tom. Robert, being a trail leg, hopefully he has the power back and explosiveness so he can push off and throw that ball.”

All indications are that Griffin, who injured his right knee multiple times late in his rookie season, should be ready for the start of the regular season. Redskins running back Alfred Morris recently told Shutdown Corner that Griffin appears to be ahead of schedule, and general manager Bruce Allen has said that there's a possibility (though it's premature to speculate) that Griffin might be able to see some action by training camp.

As for the full-contact golf idea ... well, we're in favor of that. Especially when it involves guys using those darned belly putters.

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