According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completely tore the same ACL he tore back in 2009 at Baylor.
Griffin will now have to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair his LCL as well as his ACL. There is a chance there could be additional damage to the other ligaments in his right knee. The doctors won’t know until they perform the surgery, which is scheduled for this morning.
Mortensen reported that Griffin’s recovery is expected to take between six to eight months. It could also take up to 12 months.
This all started back in week 14 when Griffin took a nasty hit from Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata. He rested the next week, but came back for the Skins’ week 16 match up against the Eagles. Since then he wasn’t the same explosive player.
Now that we can look back over the past few weeks, the Redskins would have been smart to rest Griffin, rather than allow him to play. Especially since he already tore the ACL in his right knee just a few years ago.