Washington Redskins fans everywhere were holding their breath waiting for the news on star quarterback Robert Griffin III. According to the Washington Post, RG3 had surgery on Wednesday morning to repair his lateral collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments, in a procedure that began about 7 a.m EST.
Experts said Griffin will most likely face a lengthy rehabilitation that might keep him out into the 2013-14 season, but Dr. James Andrews, who operated on Griffin, issued the following statement after Wednesday's surgery:
"Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction," said Andrews. "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 season."
That sound's promising, but according to the Freep.com, Griffin's father, RGII, texted this to the USA Today Sports department:
"Robert's ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession. You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace.''
That sounds like good news and discouraging news all at once, but Griffin is a tough kid. If anyone could come back from this type of injury, he can.
Griffin had a huge impact on improving the Redskins this season and certainly will be up for the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year award, along with several others, but if RG3 misses a lot of time next season, Washington's offense will certainly feel the impact.