Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn ligament and to determine whether there was any other damage in his ailing right knee.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's knee injury is worse that initial reports indicated. The 22-year old has torn both the ACL and LCL in his right knee and underwent surgery to repair them, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
The determined that his right anterior cruciate ligament was also damaged and needed reconstructive surgery for a second time since 2009, Griffin's father told USA Today Sports.
Griffin fully recovered from his first reconstruction, playing two spectacular seasons at Baylor and a terrific rookie season in Washington.
Whether or not he can participate in training camp and even be available for the start of the season is unknown. Although reports say his recovery time will be six to eight months, his return next season is debatable, especially if he needs a second full-scale ACL reconstruction.
Griffin originally injured his right knee in a Week 14 win over the Baltimore Ravens. He sat out the next week's game, but returned in Week 16. Dr. James Andrews told USA Today on Sunday that he never cleared Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to return to a game following a brutal collision in which he suffered a knee injury.
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