Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 1/9/13

It turns out the injury Robert Griffin III suffered in Sunday's Wild Card loss was indeed as bad as it appeared.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Redskins' franchise quarterback tore his right ACL and LCL, and will undergo a total reconstruction of the knee on Wednesday.

The operation calls for a recovery period of 6-8 months.

https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/288888298867400704

Griffin met with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews for an extensive amount of time on Tuesday. He was diagnosed with a "complete" tear of both ligaments, the worst possible outcome, especially this late into the season.

Although the prognosis seems devastatingly bleak, Mort's sources painted a bit of a rosier outlook.

"He should be ready for the 2013 regular season opener according to the sources that I spoke with," Mortensen said.

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