Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The most obvious draw-back to building an NFL championship-caliber team around a running quarterback was displayed in the NFC wild card game again this year.The Washington Redskins lost their prized rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III, to a severe knee injury in the loss to Seattle.In order to repair the two major knee ligaments that were damaged, the player had to have surgery on both knees. The estimated recovery time is currently set at around six to eight months.Given the patient is an elite professional athlete; the surgeons think he has great odds of making a full recovery. In which case, he would be as fast and nimble as he ever was.Still, some other noted knee specialists have said publicly that even though they too like his chances of eventual recovery, the time-line may be too optimistic. Other recovery times I have heard reported are in the nine-to-12 month range. That range was also taking into account the patient is a pro athlete.Even with the many things going in RG...
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