Earlier today, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery to repair his lateral collateral ligament and redo a previous anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. He’s expected to have a full recovery for the 2013 season but could be out up to the first 6 weeks of the season but team doctors expect him ready week 1 for the season. The normal rehab is normally 6 to 8 weeks as Griffin will have the best doctors and trainers provided to speed his recovery for the best opportunity at having a long career.
RG3 first injured his right knee during their week 14 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens where he first injured his LCL but during Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, he had to be helped off the field with a complete tear of the LCL and re-tearing his ACL.
The presumably 2012 rookie of the year went to the twitter world to speak out for the first time since the injury thanking his fans and family saying,
With this being Griffin’s 2nd ACL tear in four years, we’re hopeful for imminent minor changes to the Redskins offense from head coach Mike Shanahan to protect their franchise, RG3.