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BY DAN KENNEDY

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is scheduled to undergo total reconstructive surgery of his right knee Wednesday morning.

“Reports are that RG3 is having surgery to repair a torn lateral ligament in his right knee and his ACL for a second time. Keep in mind, this is the same knee he had surgery on back in 2009.”

According to the Bleacher Report, knee injuries vary player-to-player and considering RG3 has already has an ACL tear in college, doctors are having a tough time determining to extent of the damage now.

The rookie quarterback went down with a nasty looking injury in Sunday’s playoff loss against the Seattle Seahawks.

“The quarterback had been playing with an injured knee for almost a month before twisting it on this play on Sunday. It happened during Washington’s wild card loss against Seattle. Doctors will also look for further damage today.”

The Business Insider reports, “Originally it was believed that RG3 had only partially torn his ACL and LCL and that he was hoping to avoid reconstructive surgery. However, this latest report indicates that the worst fears have been realized.”

“LCL, MCL, and ACL. I know everybody hears these abbreviations, they way we remember it is ACL is the most important, MCL is the second and LCL is the third. Worst case scenario he’s looking somewhere between week one and week six.”

ESPN reports RG3’s recovery is projected at six to eight months which would make him ready for September’s regular season opener.

The 22-year-old tweeted this morning, “Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, and I love this game. See you guys next season.”

Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan came under fire Sunday after starting RG3 for the entire game despite his already hurt knee. Now, the Washington Post reports the union is looking into the Redskins’ handling of his injury.

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RG3 Ripple Effect: What Does the Knee Injury Really Hurt?

 

(Image Source: FOX Sports)

BY DAN KENNEDY

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is scheduled to undergo total reconstructive surgery of his right knee Wednesday morning.

“Reports are that RG3 is having surgery to repair a torn lateral ligament in his right knee and his ACL for a second time. Keep in mind, this is the same knee he had surgery on back in 2009.”

According to the Bleacher Report, knee injuries vary player-to-player and considering RG3 has already has an ACL tear in college, doctors are having a tough time determining to extent of the damage now.

The rookie quarterback went down with a nasty looking injury in Sunday’s playoff loss against the Seattle Seahawks.

“The quarterback had been playing with an injured knee for almost a month before twisting it on this play on Sunday. It happened during Washington’s wild card loss against Seattle. Doctors will also look for further damage today.”

The Business Insider reports, “Originally it was believed that RG3 had only partially torn his ACL and LCL and that he was hoping to avoid reconstructive surgery. However, this latest report indicates that the worst fears have been realized.”

“LCL, MCL, and ACL. I know everybody hears these abbreviations, they way we remember it is ACL is the most important, MCL is the second and LCL is the third. Worst case scenario he’s looking somewhere between week one and week six.”

ESPN reports RG3’s recovery is projected at six to eight months which would make him ready for September’s regular season opener.

The 22-year-old tweeted this morning, “Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, and I love this game. See you guys next season.”

Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan came under fire Sunday after starting RG3 for the entire game despite his already hurt knee. Now, the Washington Post reports the union is looking into the Redskins’ handling of his injury.
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