Skip to comments.Robert Griffin III has partial tears of ACL and LCL, MRI suggests
Posted on 01/07/2013 3:13:08 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
The MRI exam of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin IIIs right knee suggested that Griffin has suffered partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, according to several people with knowledge of the test results.
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin is scheduled to be examined Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews to determine whether the test results show new or previous injuries.
It was not immediately clear whether surgery would be required or how long Griffin would be sidelined if the partial ligament tears are determined to be fresh injuries. Griffin suffered a torn ACL in the same knee in 2009 while he was in college at Baylor, and has been playing in recent weeks with a mild sprain of the LCL.
One person with knowledge of the situation said Griffin might have to undergo exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the damage and whether the injuries are new. Another said Griffin hopes to avoid full-blown reconstructive surgery if the tears are partial, even if they are new injuries.
A third person familiar with the case, asked whether the ligament damage is new or a matter of previous injuries showing up on Griffins MRI, said: Thats what were trying to find out.It was not immediately clear whether surgery would be required or how long Griffin would be sidelined if the partial ligament tears are determined to be fresh injuries. Griffin suffered a torn ACL in the same knee in 2009 while he was in college at Baylor, and has been playing in recent weeks with a mild sprain of the LCL.
One person with knowledge of the situation said Griffin might have to undergo exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the damage and whether the injuries are new.
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Many will blame the coach, team doctor and RG 3 himself.
Partial blame also goes to the NFL and the groundskeeper. That field was attrocious.
Seattle came out with some knee and ankle dings too.
Sure could have been much worse.
It the Redskins continue to run this type of offense with RG3,
he will have a short NFL career.
They need some receivers, but they do have a good running back.
I saw the initial injury and I blame RGIII. He exposes his body to hits way too often and should have given himself up before that hit. I understand this point has been made to him many times. If he doesn't cool it, he'll have a very short career.
Concerns about the field were raised last year when Adrian Peterson blew out his ACL on it. Before the game the announcers said this and mentioned that if it were not for paint the field would have been the color of dirt. No excuse for a NFL team to have to endure that type of field.
My wife and I thought there was something strange about the field. It looked like it wasn’t attached to the soil or something. Pieces were flying off with each player’s step.
That field was attrocious.
A colleague at work who played a lot of college football said the same thing.
Yike. I can feel mine all over again and that was 35 years ago!
Played on many fields like that (all sand or less) in junior high and high school (late 60’s) so FedEx was all too reminiscsant.
But the difference between what I saw yesterday (affecting both teams) was - I was a 16 year old kid and did not have my career and livelihood dependant on such a POS field.
Yeah, Adrian Peterson’s career is over, after he had the same injury last year.
But wasn't that the doctor or trainer that took RG III into that little shed on the sidelines? What goes on in there?
Tough thing to watch. Football tears a body up. I still have an angry hip from HS football.
Robert is a superb athlete and is a fine young man. Likely will recover, but he won’t ever be what he was.
Here’s long bet. Will RGIII or Kirk Cousins have the best career? Think I’d have to bet on Cousins right now. Running QB’s get broken in the NFL.
“if RGIII was a white quarterback do ya think the white coach woulda left him in da game??? but since he’s a cornroll brother i don’t much care!”... Al Sharpton/PMSNBC
It looked like they were playing on painted decomposed granit.
(Love your tagline!)
EYEP...sometimes I gotta turn my head because I don’t want to be reminded...*lol*...my right leg got hyper extended once when I tried to slide into home plate but a catcher that weigh about 350 lbs decided I wasn’t gonna do it....he was right.
What goes on in there? Good question! I've suspected that's where they they administer the injections. :-)) A less cynical view is that they don't want the other team and media to see what part of the body they are working on.
This is also a good reminder of why, despite his obvious will to work and succeed, coaches don't want Tebow as a starting quarterback. He is a scrambler just like RG3, and would end up the same way eventually if he can't convert to a normal pocket passer.
ouch, ouch and OUCH!
He shouldn’t have been played...knees do take a beating, but if they’re injured they are NEVER the same.
I speak from experience: torn ACL (left knee), tibial plateau fracture (right knee), tendonitis in both knees. (no, not an athlete, just ran on hard runways too darn long! plus some leisure sports injuries playing soccer and volleyball)
My knees tell me every morning that I am nearing 60! :)
Exactly what I told my wife. The good doctor should be canned along with the coach and the groundskeeper. It was pretty clear RGIII wasn’t going to perform after the first quarter - yank him and send in the backup with a 14 point lead, not a 10 point deficit. That said, I’m from Seattle - go Seahawks! The Falcons will have to play their best to beat them...
It was crap...even the bozo announcers commented on how crappy it was....
I totally agree and was screaming at the TV the whole second half...
That said, Pete Carroll is a disgrace to football the way he skipped out on SC, leaving scandal.
And I’m a UCLA grad......
And he’s a major Obambot......
That's correct. Terrell Davis blew out his knee 15 years ago, his career was over. Adrian Peterson? Same thing happen a year or two ago. Now? As good as new!
His stats indicate better than new.
At Dolphin's stadium they'll lay down huge rolls of sod before big games like the Super Bowl or the BCS. They are so large that they stay put. It's not the little squares that regular people get. If that isn't good enough there's some nice synthetic turf these days. Both options are cheaper than losing a star player.
Anyone remember that NFL exhibition game years ago in Mexico city at that stadium that holds like 200K fans? Might have been a bullfighting arena. I just remember that the turf was so loose it looked like a cow pasture by the end of the first quarter.