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At 1:00 AM Eastern time on Wednesday, ESPN insider Chris Mortensen reported some very concerning news for Washington Redskins fans. Rookie sensation Robert Griffin III is scheduled to undergo full reconstructive knee surgery for a torn LCL and ACL in his right knee on Wednesday morning.Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will undergo total reconstruction of knee for complete tear of ACL and LCL. Recovery projection: 6-8 mos.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 9, 2013Dr. James Andrews will perform surgery in about 6 hours. Diagnosis already made that ACL graft of @rgiii‘s 2009 surgery is complete tear— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 9, 2013Griffin’s recovery is projected at 6-to-8 months w/ rehabilitation that will focus on his quad strength to protect and help stabilize knee.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2013While 6-8 months recovery time means that RG3 will be ready for the Redskins season opener next year. You have to wonder about his long-time durability. He tore his right ACL in 2009, and has torn it again now. Mike Shanahan will have to be more careful with his play calling and rely less on RG3′s legs, and RG3 will have to be more conscious about sliding and avoiding unnecessary hits in the future.Because of the severity of this injury, Shanahan will continue to be questioned for his decision to let RG3 keep playing against the Seattle Seahawks. It will also be interesting to see if it is ever mentioned when this injury occurred. You can guarantee that FedEx Field will be getting a new set of turf after two ACLs were torn during the playoff game (one by Seahawks DE Chris Clemons). This is a nightmare scenario for the Redskins, and hopefully RG3 can make a full recovery.
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ESPN has issued a statement indicating that the network is parting ways with Rob Parker, indicating that his comments about Robert Griffin III’s blackness had a lot to do with it.
Did Robert Griffin III know something was wrong with his knee during the first quarter of Sunday’s game? (Credit: AP Photo)
Of course, by now, I am sure every one knows that Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III re-injured his knee during Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Griffin III injured his knee badly enough that he had to have surgery today to repair...
Robert Griffin III knows he's getting criticized for playing
hurt in the Washington Redskins' playoff loss.
At some point, an injured player, even a star like Robert Griffin III, is too hampered to help a team. Deciding when is enough is the biggest issue.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has come under fire in the wake of Griffin reinjuring his right knee in Sunday's 24-14 wild-card loss to Seattle. The criticism has ranged from whether Shanahan cared enough for his sensational rookie...
Now that the world is aware that Robert Griffin III had surgery to repair his torn LCL and partially torn ACL, we can move on to other topics surrounding the Washington Redskins. One of the more popular and divisive ones is that of their name, ‘the Redskins.’ It wouldn’t be a big deal if they were simply named after a potato, that would be totally fine. I actually prefer redskin...
Today, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery on his injured right knee. He is expected to miss 6 to 9 months and should be back before the start of the 2013 NFL season (Credit: AP Photo)
Most people have been exposed to the injury Robert Griffin III suffered against the Seahawks, when a bad snap resulted in him making a previous injury even worse. Griffin...
The NFL players' union does not plan a formal investigation into how the Washington Redskins medical staff handled Robert Griffin III's knee injury.
The NFL Players Association said Friday that they were satisfied with a report received from the Redskins detailing the procedures used by team physician James Andrews and other staff on the sidelines.
Griffin had reconstructive...
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews released a statement through the Washington Redskins today, regarding quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery.
“@rgiii had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction…
— Redskins (@Redskins) January 9, 2013
“We expect a full recovery and it is everybody’s...
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While it's not a hockey story. I thought it was a significant sports story, that is in the Washington Post. This story has also gotten some discussion around the talk radio show circuit today and I was wondering what others thought about it"?
Courtland Milloy, Washington Post --- So, Washington...