Robert Griffin III Undergoes Surgery for Torn Knee Ligament

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) stays on the ground after injuring his knee in the fourth quarter of the first round NFC playoff game between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks at FedEd Field in Landover, Md., on Sunday, January 6, 2013.
(Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Robert Griffin III Undergoes Surgery for Torn Knee Ligament

Robert Griffin III undergoes surgery for torn knee ligament. Surgeons repaired the quarterback's LCL and re-did a previous ACL reconstruction.

Published January 10, 2013

Robert Griffin III underwent surgery for the torn ligament in his right knee Wednesday morning. Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews performed reconstructive surgery to repair his LCL and his previous ACL reconstruction. Andrews believes RGIII will be ready for the 2013-2014 season.

The Washington Redskins quarterback tore his LCL during Sunday's playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. When an MRI proved inconclusive, surgery was scheduled to reveal if the star player had any other damage that needed to be repaired including his ACL.

Griffin had sprained his LCL last month and missed one game before coming back with a brace. He injured the knee twice during Sunday's game, which caused critics to question why coach Mike Shanahan didn't take him out of the game sooner.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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