Redskins QB Griffin III leaves game in 3rd quarter

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is hit by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (95) during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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 Cousin's second drive, he completed a 77-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss.