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Report: RG3’s MRI suggests partial torn ACL and LCL

Update: RG3 will need full reconstructive surgery for torn ACL and LCL.

It is being reported by Washington Post Insiders Mark Maske and Mike Jones that Robert Griffin III suffered a partially torn ACL and LCL Sunday against the Seahawks.  RG3 is currently on his way to be examined by Dr. James Andrews in Florida tomorrow, and so nothing is official or being announced by the team.

It’s not clear whether full reconstructive surgery will be necessary, and everyone is hoping to find that out soon. Maske and Jones’ sources told them:

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 Griffin’s MRI, said: “That’s what we’re trying to find out.”

Shanahan said during his press conference on Monday that he doesn’t know the extent of the damage and it appears the public will have to wait for any official announcement.  It’s too bad that RG3 suffered such a significant injury so late in the year, and it will be necessary for the Washington Redskins to protect him more in the future with their play calling.  FedEx Field will also need to look at some new grass or turf, because that abysmal playing surface probably played a role in this injury.  Otherwise, RG3’s future in the NFL could come into serious question if injuries continue to mount up.

[The Washington Post]

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