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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]

7 Comments

  1. UT Fan
    January 8, 2013 - 

    My heart has been stopping every time I have seen RGIII on the field since he was injured this last couple of games. It was obvious to a seasoned football observer that we were watching a seriously injured player who did not know to take himself out of the game. I will not be surprised if this directly or indirectly leads to the end of this promising warriors carrier fairly soon. The owner and staff cared only about the moment; he is too young to understand his personal reality. I had watched Albert Haynesworth most of his playing life, including seeing him shop with his little brother that was killed soon after he arrived in D.C.; there is a machine in D.C. that is grinding up promising players, not caring that they are humans with lives & futures of their own. Say what you will, but teams can not build longevity that way.

    • January 8, 2013 - 

      Quarterbacks are protected too much already. This a violent and high paying sport. I would suit up and play for 20 miliion, no make that ten million, n omake that 5 million, shucks I think this 60 yr. old athlete would go in and play for 2 million dollars.

  2. Chuck Schick
    January 8, 2013 - 

    It’s all Skip Baylesss’ fault.

  3. Gary White
    January 8, 2013 - 

    Too bad someone this talented signed with a team that plays on a substandard field. The condition of the surface at FedEx is terrible. There is no excuse for this . The NFL should require better conditions. It was not just this week either, been this way for awhile.

  4. Shane B
    January 8, 2013 - 

    While I’m sure the field contributed, this is what happens when you have a gimmick QB. If he was a smart QB (i.e. Brady, Manning, Brees), he wouldn’t have to run out of the pocket to escape pressure. Whether or not this injury sidelines his career, until he learns to QB from the pocket, his days in the league are limited. Same goes for Newton.

  5. January 8, 2013 - 

    There is too much protection and special rules that are generated to shield the quaterbacks from injury. These men are grossly over-compensated and participate in a violent sport. Let them play the game with the same rules as the rest of the players.

    • MARK JOSEPH LANDINO
      January 8, 2013 - 

      RG SHOULD HAVE HAD THE GUTS TO SAY I CAN’T TAKE THERE TODAY. I KNOW PEOPLE ALWAYS WE TALK ABOUT WHETHER IT WAS RIGHT OR WRONG. I REMEMBER WHEN CUTLER TOOK HIMSELF OUT OF A GAME FOR A SORE KNEE.

      THAT WAS DIFFERENT I THINK HE LET HIS TEAM DOWN HIS KNEE SITUATION WAS NOT LIKE RG3’S. BUT RG SHOULD HAVE DONE WHAT WAS BEST FOR THE TEAM. COUSINS HAD A BETTER OF PULLING THIS GAME OUT. OK HE’S A POCKET PASSER WELL WASN’T RG3 JUST A POCKET PASSER SUNDAY.

      I LOVE MY SKINS BUT WAS HOPING TO SEE ANOTHER PLAYOFF GAME.I STILL PROUD OF RG3, MORRIS AND ALL THE ROOKIES WHO REALLY PLAYED LIKE VETS.

      HAIL SKINS
      ML3

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