Robert Griffin III had to leave the Washington Redskins' 24-14 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday when he injured his knee while trying to recover a bad snap.
The heralded rookie quarterback, who led Washington to the playoffs for the first time since 2007, already had his right knee braced because he strained a minor ligament during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 9.
With more than six minutes remaining in Sunday's game, which featured the first NFL playoff matchup of rookie quarterbacks, the Redskins were set to run a play from the shotgun formation when a low snap glanced off Griffin's left hand and began to roll on the ground. As Griffin scrambled after the ball, his right knee buckled in an odd manner and he tumbled to the ground. The Seahawks eventually recovered the ball and kicked a field goal to provide the winning margin.