Ever since Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins and their fans have been fearing the worst as they’ve been awaiting the results of how serious the knee injury to Robert Griffin III is. At first, it seemed like there was a chance Griffin could miss the entire 2013 season with the knee taking 12-18 months to recover from and while the latest on the star quarterback’s injury isn’t exactly what the team wanted to hear–they have to consider this is much better compared to how bad it could have been.
Griffin is expected to miss 6-8 months after having total reconstruction surgery on his right knee to repair a torn LCL and ACL on Wednesday. Despite the seriousness of the surgery, the chances seem high for Griffin to be ready to go for the 2013 season–which would be amazing for Washington.
Still, this situation is frustrating more than anything considering how this could have easily been avoided if Mike Shanahan was smart enough to take Griffin out of the game when he was injured in the first quarter. It was clear throughout the game Griffin’s knee was bothering him and Kirk Cousins proved this season he can be relied on to fill in if needed at quarterback.
After jumping out to an early 14-0 lead, Washington appeared to be in the perfect position to win against Seattle, but things quickly took a turn for the worst once Griffin became ineffective at quarterback. For an organization that invested so much into landing Griffin with the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, one would think Shanahan and the Redskins would have been smarter about this situation last weekend.
Now, it looks like they’ll certainly be paying for it as the Redskins will be nervous and anxious all offseason to see how Griffin’s rehab goes.