December 9, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) gets introduced prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chance Robert Griffin III Undergoes Reconstructive ACL Surgery Close To 100%

The news that continues to surface regarding that severity of Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s injured right knee is getting worse by the hour.

It was initially reported that Griffin will have to undergo surgery on his torn lateral collateral ligament this week. While Griffin is under the knife to treat his LCL, doctors are expected to determine the extent of the damage to his injured anterior cruciate ligament. Unfortunately for RG3, a major ACL surgery appears to be in his cards.

Per NBC4 Sports Anchor Dan Hellie, a surgeon who worked and trained with Dr. James Andrews told him the chances of Griffin undergoing ACL reconstructive surgery is close to 100%.

He went on to add that the surgeon says LCL surgery without ACL surgery “almost never happens.”

If that news wasn’t bad enough for Redskins fans, Hellie had some comments on the expected rehab of an ACL/LCL surgery combination, which allegedly carries a recovery time of nine to twelve months — obviously that timetable would keep Griffin from being a factor for the Redskins next season.

Peterson’s recovery was a miracle, so hopefully Griffin would be able to tap into those same doctors that helped Peterson return to the field and have a career year less than a year from what was considered a devastating injury.

If not, it’s bad news for the Redskins and could be a long season. Hey, at least they have Kirk Cousins, but they didn’t mortgage their future draft picks to watch Griffin sit on the sidelines.

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