Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is looked at by team trainers as Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) watches after being injured against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. The Seahawks won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Robert Griffin III Has Partial Tears Of ACL and LCL


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.

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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.

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  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    Terrible news.

    I really wanted the Chiefs to try to move up for RG3. Everyone keeps talking about how the NFL is changing with all of these mobile QBs but they also appear to be at such a great risk. Look at all the problems Vick has had. How long can guys like RG3 and Kapernick last?

    I think I’d still rather have a pure pocket passer. Safer investment.

  • Dan Zinski

    Shanahan is an idiot.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I was watching last night and I was kind of Pro-leaving him in there. I was expecting a great moment where he fought through an injury and led them back.

      But then again, I didn’t know the severity of his injury. Shanny did.