Griffin has surgery on ACL, LCL

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday to reconstruct both his right ACL and LCL, USA Today confirmed. While it was previously reported RG3 suffered a complete ACL tear, his father Robert Griffin II said the ligament was in tact but needed to be replaced for his son to continue his professional career. The injuries happened over the course of the Redskins’ last few games and ultimately happened when Griffin tried to plant his foot in the disheveled grass surface in the fourth quarter against Seattle last Sunday. It was initially reported that RG3 would recover and rehab for six-to-eight months but with the dual replacements there’s no telling how long he’ll be sidelined for. The typical recovery for a torn ACL is normally longer. A source tells ESPN he believes Griffin will be ready for the start of the season.

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