Originally written January 09, 2013 on Diehardsport:
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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