NFL Rumors: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III to Have LCL Surgery This Week?

By Dan Parzych
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It’s going to be a long offseason for the Washington Redskins and their fans as everybody will be anxious to see how whether or not Robert Griffin III misses anytime off the field in 2013 after suffering a serious knee injury against the Seattle Seahawks during Wild Card Weekend. While it’s still uncertain how serious the injury is, it’s never a good sign when surgery is involved.

One of the top NFL rumors on Tuesday involves how the rookie sensation is expected to have surgery at some point this week on his torn LCL, but it’s still uncertain as to whether or not the ACL is damaged–which would be bad news for the Redskins heading into 2013.

Say what you want about Griffin turning out to be just fine considering the success Adrian Peterson had with the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if this injury kept Griffin off the field beyond 2013 if the ACL was in fact damaged as well. Keep in mind Griffin tore his ACL in college as well and to have this injury happen again this early in his NFL career is the last thing he wants to think about.

Mike Shanahan better be ready for an offseason full of controversy considering he was idiotic enough to leave Griffin in the game on Sunday despite the fact he injured his knee in the first quarter. Even if it was a playoff game, Shanahan should have been more considerate of his quarterback’s future because if this LCL surgery is any indication of what’s to come–Washington could be relying on Kirk Cousins to call the shots in 2013 instead of Griffin.

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