Dr. James Andrews released a statement regarding Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery that was performed Wednesday morning, per Jay Glazer.
“Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody’s hope and belief that due to Robert’s high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season.”
Mark Maske reports that Robert Griffin III’s is complete. RGII he had both his ACL and LCL repaired.
Robert Griffin III’s father told USA Today that his son only has a partial tear in his ACL.
“Robert’s ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession,” said Griffin II, via text message. “You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace.”
RGIII still has a complete tear in his LCL. He’s undergoing the surgery Wednesday morning and his recovery time is believed to be 6-8 months, which should give him a shot at being available for training camp.
Mortensen adds that Griffin is expected to miss 6-8 months while he rehabs his injured knee. Assuming that Griffin doesn’t suffer any setbacks during his rehabilitation, he could be back in time for a portion of the team’s training camp.
“He should be ready for the 2013 season opener according to the sources that I spoke with,” said Mortensen while appearing on SportsCenter.
Griffin met with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday and is expected to undergo the surgery Wednesday morning.
This is terrible news for one of the leagues’ bright stars. Head coach Mike Shanahan has come under plenty of scrutiny for Griffin playing on essentially one leg during last weekend’s playoff loss to the Seahawks. Hopefully for RGIII and Redskins’ fans alike, he’ll be able to come back 100 percent just as Adrian Peterson was able to this year.