It’s bad news for the Washington Redskins. Rookie sensation quarterback Robert Griffin III will need to undergo surgery on his injured LCL later this week, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Robert Griffin expected to undergo surgery this week on torn LCL and at that time doctors will determine if any damage has been done to ACL.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2013
Initial MRI results showed partial tears of the LCL and ACL for Griffin, but it is unclear whether or not he will need ACL surgery. That diagnosis will be more clear once the damage in his knee is cleared out following the LCL surgery. Griffin previously tore his ACL in 2009 when he was at Baylor.
While LCL surgery is not a good thing, it is much better than a torn ACL. If Griffin was able to avoid any major ACL damage while he was inexplicably being played by head coach Mike Shanahan, he will not miss a significant portion of offseason workouts.
There is still not a complete diagnosis for Griffin, but it is looking better than it once did.