LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter after being hit in the helmet on a sack.
The Redskins announced that Griffin was "shaken up" and said his return to the game was "questionable."
The Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft was slammed into by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon's side on a third-and-goal play with about six minutes left in the third quarter.
Griffin stayed on the turf, face-down, for a few moments. He was checked on by team trainers before walking over to the Redskins' sideline with his helmet off, while fans chanted his nickname, "RG3! RG3!"
Sitting on a sideline bench, Griffin was attended to by trainers. After a few minutes, he was escorted to the tunnel leading to the Redskins' locker room.
The Redskins took a 10-7 lead on Billy Cundiff's 23-yard field goal on the play after Griffin was injured.
Another rookie quarterback, fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, took over on Washington's next possession. On his first play, Cousins completed a 4-yard pass to Joshua Morgan, but the Redskins wound going three-and-out and punting.
On the next play, Kirk Cousins threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss to give the Redskins a fourth-quarter lead, but the fourth-round pick also threw two interceptions in the final two minutes.
Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play, and the Atlanta Falcons succeeded in a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Matt Ryan completed 34 of 52 passes for 345 yards as Atlanta handed Washington its eighth consecutive home loss.
The Redskins fell to 2-3.
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