Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/19/14
According to ProFootballTalk.com, a league source has told them that the Washington Redskins are very concerned about the long-term health of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee. Per a league source, there is much greater concern regarding Griffin’s knee than anyone connected to the Redskins or Griffin has publicly conceded. Now that Griffin has suffered two serious knee injuries on the same knee over the past three years, there’s a chance his NFL career may not last as long as other quarterbacks in the league. Apart from the fact that there’s no way to know how the ACL will rehab, the biggest concern, as the source explained it, is the damage to Griffin’s cartilage.  With the ACL in the right knee now torn twice in less than four years, Griffin has lost enough cartilage in his knee to raise concerns about how much remains and how long it will last.  Eventually, Griffin could be dealing with bone-on-bone contact, and the chronic pain that goes along with it. And he’s still only 22. The first ACL tear was long forgotten during Griffin’s stellar rookie season.  In fact, most fans didn’t even know about it, because Griffin was hardly a nationally-known name at the time the injury happened.  But there was a real physical risk when the Redskins gave up three first-round picks and a second-round pick to get Griffin, and less than a year after making the trade the team now has to wonder whether Griffin ever will be the same — and if he is how long that will possibly last. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that the Redskins are concerned, because they should be.  Going forward they’re going to have to turn Griffin into a pocket passer.  If they don’t his career could be over very soon.  All it takes is another hit to his knee.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
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