Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert
Griffin III underwent surgery Wednesday to repair both the lateral collateral
and anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee.
The procedure was performed by team physician and orthopedic specialist Dr.
James Andrews, who said in a statement that he expects the 2012 No. 2 overall
pick to be ready in time for the 2013 regular season.
"Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning," Andrews
stated. "He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL
reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody's hope and
belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013
Griffin sprained his LCL in a win over the Baltimore Ravens last month and
missed one game because of the injury, returning to help lead the Redskins to
their first NFC East title since 1999.
The 22-year-old then re-injured his knee during last Sunday's loss to the
Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs. Griffin collapsed while trying
to retrieve an errant snap in the fourth quarter, prompting a debate whether
head coach Mike Shanahan should have taken the former Heisman Trophy winner
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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