Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III successfully underwent surgery on Wednesday morning to repair his torn lateral collateral ligament and reconstruct his previous repaired anterior cruciate ligament. Now that the surgery is complete, it leaves people wondering how long Griffin will be out as he recovers from the surgery.
Early reports indicate the recovery could take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. That’s a wide range for his recovery time, but the Redskins appear hopeful that Griffin will be ready for the start of the 2013-14 NFL season.
The Redskins released a statement on Griffin’s recovery:
“Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody’s hope and belief that due to his high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season. he goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career.”
Dr. James Andrews, who performed Griffin’s knee surgery, echoed the Redskins statement. “It is everybody’s belief due to Robert’s high motivation, he will be ready for 2013 season,” he said.
While it may be optimistic for Griffin to return in time for the start of the season, he does share the same motivation as a player like Adrian Peterson who used his willpower to fight through recovery and have a career year.
Griffin is one of the league’s best young stars. We hope that the dynamic rookie sensation can have a speedy and full recovery in time to compete next season.