According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, ‘Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will undergo total reconstruction of knee for complete tear of ACL and LCL. The recovery projection for a surgery of this magnitude is 6-8 months. RGIII will go under the knife on Wednesday and there is definitely a chance that he will be available and ready for the 2013 season.
According to ESPN:
The torn ACL was diagnosed late Tuesday as a complete tear of the patella graft that was used to repair Griffin’s torn ACL suffered at Baylor in 2009. A team source said Andrews likely will use a patella graft from Griffin’s left knee to repair the most recent tear.
The Associated Press, citing a source, reported that Wednesday’s surgery is expected to last two hours.
Griffin’s recovery is projected at six to eight months, barring any setbacks, sources said. The rehabilitation plan will focus primarily on strengthening Griffin’s quadriceps to help protect and help stabilize the knee, according to sources. The reconstruction of the LCL is considered a complication, but sources said Andrews informed the Redskins it should rehab well during the same six-to-eight month time frame as the ACL injury.
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will undergo total reconstruction of knee for complete tear of ACL and LCL. Recovery projection: 6-8 mos.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 9, 2013
Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 9, 2013