Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a league source has informed him that there is “much greater concern” regarding Robert Griffin III reconstructed knee than the Washington Redskins have led many to believe.
Florio’s source added that the “biggest concern” is the damage to RGIII’s knee cartilage. Since Griffin has already torn his ACL twice in the last four years, there are concerns regarding how much cartilage is left in his knee and how long it will last.
Florio adds that Griffin could soon be down to “bone-on-bone,” which is obviously a huge concern for someone that’s been so athletic in the past.
Griffin is still only 22 years old, so there’s a good chance that he’s able to fully recover from the tears in his ACL and LCL. He still hopes to be ready in time for at least a portion of next year’s training camp, but Mike Shanahan could come under even more intense scrutiny if RGIII’s knee isn’t close to 100 percent at the start of the 2013 season.