Naturally, folks are assuming Robert Griffin III will make an Adrian Peterson-like recovery from his recent knee reconstruction operation.
A new report, however, throws cold water all over that notion.
A league source tells ProFootballTalk.com that there is "much greater concern" surrounding RG3's right knee, more so than "anyone connected to the Redskins or Griffin" would like to admit.
There are several apparent reasons that spark apprehension and pessimism:
Griffin tore his ACL and LCL, meaning he'll have to rehab both ligaments simultaneously.
Doctors had to use a patellar tendon graft from his healthy left knee to fix his damaged right.
In addition to the ACL and LCL, Griffin partially ruptured his meniscus.
Though, the "biggest concern" stems from the quarterback's knee cartilage. Griffin has undergone three surgeries in as many years, dwindling the amount of remaining cartilage and tissue. The worst case scenario would be a bone-on-bone condition, which requires...