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Partially torn ACL and LCL for Redskins’ Griffin

RobertGriffinIIIThere has been much debate about the knee injury suffered by Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III in the team’s playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He was already playing on a bum knee and it was clearly affecting him. He couldn’t run anything close to like he normally does and his passing was erratic.

And when he went down in a heap late in the 4th quarter, everyone came out of the wood work, slamming head coach Mike Shanahan for even having him in the game.

On Monday, an MRI showed that he has a partially torn ACL’s and LCL’s. That’s not good, but it’s better than a complete shredding of the knee.

He’ll probably need exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the damage, and right now, we don’t know how long he’ll be out. RGIII is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews in Florida to find out just how bad the knee is.

What we also don’t know is whether this injury is part of an older injury or completely brand new. Regardless, it’s not good.

Hopefully, he won’t have to have reconstructive surgery on his knee for the second time in his young career. If these injuries keep cropping up, they’ll have to re-think running the high-risk read-option offense.

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