Robert Griffin III: Griffin ready to play in season opener

A subdued Robert Griffin III said Wednesday that he’s excited to play in Monday’s season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles and isn’t afraid to get hit.

Griffin, who spoke calmly about returning to the game since his 2012 knee injury, was asked several times if he’s anxious about getting hit. The Redskins’ quarterback repeated several times that he’s ready and isn’t overly concerned about it.

“Football is football. You get hit,” RG3 said. “I don’t really worry about it.”

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he has full confidence in Griffin.

“He has been practicing at game-time speed,” Shanahan said. “He’s ready to go.”

Griffin tore his ACL at Baylor in 2009 and then underwent surgery to repair his ACL and LCL, which he injured during a game against the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.