For years Dr. James Andrews has enjoyed a sterling reputation for his treatment of the nations elite athletes.
Yet if his magical hands can bring Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III back to the spectacular status of his rookie season, then Andrews reputation could become as gilded as the net worth of some his patients.
While Andrews name can be found in myriad news stories when athletes seek consultation for a variety of ailments, the orthopedist took on added and perhaps unwanted -- prominence in the news in the aftermath of the grisly knee injury Griffin suffered in the NFL Wildcard round against Seattle.
That a team doctor -- the kind of team employee that is rarely, if ever, heard from in the news media -- would get involved in such a public disagreement with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan over a players treatment only serves to underscore Andrews stature.
For further proof there is Sports Illustrateds naming of Andrews as one of the 40 most influential peo...