Details are starting to surface regarding the severity of Robert Griffin III’s right knee injury, thanks to people familiar with the MRI results. The latest reports indicate that Griffin has suffered partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments.
Griffin is set to visit Dr. James Andrews for further evaluation on Tuesday.
The rookie signal-caller had been playing with a sprained LCL for the past few weeks and he has previously suffered a torn ACL in the same knee. There is no word whether or not Griffin’s knee injury will require surgery.
It is taking a while for the team to determine to full damage because of the previous knee injuries Griffin has suffered. The further evaluations will be conducted to figure out what is new damage and what is the old.
Washington head coach Mike Shanahan is going to get a lot of heat for the way he handled an obviously injured Griffin during the past few weeks and during the playoff game, especially with Dr. Andrews saying just before the Wildcard match up against Seattle that he was worried about RG3′s knee.
Let’s wish the best for Griffin. He truly is one of the most exciting young players in the league.