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Richmond Station Backs Off Report That Robert Griffin III Tore ACL and PCL

NFL: NFC Wild Card Playoff-Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins: Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) reacts after getting injured during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

While we await reports on the extent of Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee injury, it appears that everyone is preparing for the worst.

One station in Richmond, WRIC, initially made wave when they reported that sources close to the Redskins organization had confirmed Griffin tore his ACL and PCL. That injury would be expected to keep Griffin out of action for 12-18 months, according to the report, which is a laughable timetable considering RG3 missed less than 12 months the first time he tore his ACL.

It’s not the type of news Redskins fans wanted to hear and now they have some hope that the report was false.

WRIC immediately removed the part of the story which stated Griffin had a torn ACL and PCL, but before they deleted that bit of info, a screenshot was captured to make sure people saw the report:

There is still no official word on the injury, but you can expect news to rapidly spread when the extent of Griffin’s knee injury is estabished. Griffin previously tore his ACL in 2009 while at Baylor and the Redskins are just hoping the old injury is making the MRI results difficult to read.

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