Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert
Griffin III had knee surgery on Wednesday.
According to the Washington Post, the procedure performed by orthopedic
specialist Dr. James Andrews was completed shortly after noon. The paper
reported that Andrews repaired both the lateral collateral and anterior
cruciate ligaments in Griffin's right knee.
Griffin's recovery time is projected anywhere between 6-12 months. It all
depends on his rehab.
The No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft, Griffin sprained the LCL last
month against the Baltimore Ravens. He missed one game because of the injury,
returning to help lead the Redskins to their first NFC East title since 1999.
Griffin was then injured during the Redskins' wild-card loss to the Seattle
Seahawks last Sunday. He collapsed while trying to retrieve an errant snap in
the fourth quarter, prompting many to debate whether coach Mike Shanahan
should have taken the rookie out of the game after he aggravated the injury
earlier in the contest.
Prior to the surgery, Griffin thanked his fans for their support in a tweet.
"Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the
fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season," he wrote.
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