Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Samuel Sanders told The Sports Reports on ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. that Robert Griffin III’s LCL sprain is a three or four-week injury.
“My answer is going to be based on the report that he has a grade one LCL sprain and that the rest of the knee is OK,” said Dr. Sanders. “I haven’t had the ability to examine him or review the MRI. Generally the literature will say it’s a one to two week injury. However, and I know fans don’t want to hear this but, generally in my opinion it’s a three or four-week injury. That doesn’t mean he won’t be able to play earlier. But, this generally takes about three to four weeks to heal.”
I still believe Griffin will miss this week’s game against the Browns. I think he’ll have a chance to play the following week, but nothing is certain.