It appears the knee injury that cost Robert Griffin III the end of his playoff run will cost him most of the off-season. The Washington Redskins QB will undergo a major knee reconstruction after tearing both his ACL and LCL on Sunday.
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will undergo total reconstruction of knee for complete tear of ACL and LCL. Recovery projection: 6-8 mos.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 9, 2013
In all honesty, this could have been much worse as far as recovery times go. He should be able to play the entire season next year but that depends on how well he recovers. His knee is already not the world’s greatest thing, so there might end up being some complications along the way.
The fact that he has a torn ACL does not shock me. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but the second he fell, I commented that it was more than likely a torn ACL. I’ve seen Robert Marve do that before and it looked the exact same. Not a fun injury to have to deal with.
I can’t imagine the team is going to be too happy with this news. It could have been avoided if the field was better and if the team decided to pull Griffin when he could barely walk. However, hindsight is always 20/20. The team thought he was the best chance to win.
I pray that his recovery goes well and he doesn’t lose any of his gifts. If he can have an Adrian Peterson like return, we will all be happy.