Well, ****. The verdict is in, according to Chris Mortensen:
Robert Griffin III will undergo total reconstructive surgery of his right knee early Wednesday morning to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, but he is expected to be ready for the opener of the 2013 NFL regular season, according to team sources familiar with the determination made by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews.
“Total reconstructive surgery of his right knee.” That’s tough stuff, though the timeline is nice, albeit optimistic. Not everyone is Adrian Peterson.
But thank God for Adrian Peterson. He gives RGIII — and us — a model to follow, an all-world player who blew out his knee and came back stronger than ever, without missing the season opener. There’s hope in that.
And there’s anger here, right here in my heart, towards Mike Shanahan. It’s not his fault (this is football after all), but he shoulders some blame. He left an injured player in too long, only to see him get hurt even...