Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Many have voiced their opinion regarding the handling of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Redskins quarterback suffered damage to both his ACL and LCL in his right knee during the NFC playoffs against Seattle. On Wednesday, Griffin had successful surgery to repair both ligaments and is expected to take six to eight months to fully recover.Dr. Neal ElAttrache joined The NFL Today on Saturday to offer his thoughts on the injury and the rehabilitation process. He even goes as far as saying that a possible change in playing style may be in the works for Griffin.When CBS host James Brown asked ElAttrache if he thought RG3 would be the same when returns to the field, this is what he had to say:"I think that you'll see a mobile, pro-style quarterback rather than a run-first type of quarterback," ElAttrache said. "I don't know that the longevity that he would have...would be what you'd want to center your franchise around." When asked what Griffin can expect during rehab:"This lateral ligament repair is going to require some protection early on on the front end. It's going to delay that aggressiveness of the physical therapy that would normally occur with an ACL reconstruction. And so, on the back end, it'll remain to be seen how quickly he'll be able to come back if he's ready for the beginning of the season."Should Griffin had been playing at all last Sunday?"That's a decision that purely needs to be made...by an interaction between the player and his medical staff," the doctor said. "The availability for him to play is made by that interaction, that examination, that history." Some have directed the burden of the blame for Griffin's injury on head coach Mike Shanahan. Does the doctor agree with them?"I think it's impossible to affix blame in that kind of a way," said ElAttrache. "There's the issue of availability to play. That's purely based on the medical staff's decision -- with the player -- and the player has to report all the necessary things that go into making that decision. Then they determine if he's available to play. After that, it's a coaching decision." You can view video of the interview here.Via CBS Sports.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Tim Tebow agrees to terms with Eagles

Report: Tyreke Evans a game-time decision for Game 2

Phillies GM: Asking price for Cole Hamels has not dropped

Could Ohio State really use all three quarterbacks?

Report: Florida CB arrested following armed robbery

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Celtics looking to make LeBron's life difficult in playoff series

WATCH: Luke Rockhold chokes out Lyoto Machida

WATCH: Masai Ujiri fires up Raptors fans with expletive

Andre Johnson: Signing with Colts not about revenge

Pete Rose joining FOX as baseball analyst

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce around time of relapse

WATCH: Royals-A's game filled with more ejections

WATCH: David Ortiz ejected for arguing over check swing

WATCH: The trailer for the new Allen Iverson documentary

WATCH: Jon Lester flips glove to first for out

Scout compares Mookie Betts to Deion Sanders

WATCH: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tells his corner to stop fight

Mets pitcher Alex Torres wears massive protective hat

Report: Todd Gurley's knee checks out well in evaluation

WATCH: All 286 3-pointers Steph Curry made this season

WATCH: Devan Dubnyk makes great save while leaving net

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Royals-A's game gets heated again

Report: Tim Tebow signing with Eagles

David Ortiz ejected, throws tantrum

WATCH: Allen Iverson's documentary trailer

Alex Torres wears protective hat

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce from wife

Report: McHenry's coworkers want her fired

WATCH: Raptors fans taunt Paul Pierce

Five things to watch in NBA Playoffs

Jarret Stoll busted for drugs

CJ Wilson: Hamilton is 'ready to go'

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.