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Report: RG3 has surgery to repair knee ligaments

2:20 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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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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