Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/13/13
The optimism that was surrounding Robert Griffin III’s rehab from surgery to repair a torn LCL and partially torn ACL is starting to disappear. Dr James Andrews has shown less enthusiasm than RG3′s father, and now there is a report from Pro Football Talk that this is more damage than originally thought,since this is the second surgery in four years. This will to a much more lengthy recovery for the QB who is only 22. Since this is the second ACL surgery for the Griffin, it appears there is significant damage to the cartilage in his right knee. This brings up the fear of microfracture surgery, which can shutdown a player for over a year, and even once a player returns to the field, they are typically much less effective in their first year back. There was also a partial tear of Griffin’s meniscus, leading to the doctor’s needing to do a graft from his patellar tendon in his good knee. That’s a ton of work on someone as young as Griffin, and especially troubling with him being as young as he is. If this had been his first surgery on the knee, there wouldn’t be as much uncertainty or [...]
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