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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.