October 23, 2014

Griffin III has “successful knee surgery”, hopes to be ready for 2013

One of the many times Robert Griffin III ended up on the ground, wincing. (photo by Brian Murphy)

One of the many times Robert Griffin III ended up on the ground, wincing. (photo by Brian Murphy)

The Washington Redskins released the following statement from Dr. James Andrews, who performed Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery earlier Wednesday.

STATEMENT FROM JAMES R. ANDREWS, M.D., ANDREWS INSTITUTE REGARDING PROCEDURE PERFORMED ON ROBERT GRIFFIN III

“Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody’s hope and belief that due to Robert’s high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season.

The goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career.”

Griffin originally injured his right knee in college and had surgery to repair a torn ACL at that time. He reinjured the knee Dec. 9 against the Baltimore Ravens, and aggravated the injury in the Redskins 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last weekend in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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