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Person familiar with situation: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III to have knee surgery Wednesday

  • Washington Redskins quaterback Robert Griffin III lies on the ground after fumbling the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter of an NFL football wild card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Landover, Md. Griffin left the game. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, John Lok) SEATTLE OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES MANDATORY CREDIT TV OUT USA TODAY OUTThe Associated Press

  • In this Jan. 6, 2013, photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) returns to the huddle after hurting his right knee as he fell awkwardly while throwing an incomplete pass during the first quarter of their NFL wild card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md. An injury that sidelines Griffin well into next season is a very real possibility _ or at least it seemed that way Monday, Jan. 7, after head coach Mike Shanahan described the results of tests on the rookie's right knee following a series of plays in their Sunday game that did additional damage to a knee that was just three games removed from suffering a sprained lateral collateral ligament. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) MAGS OUTThe Associated Press

  • In this Jan. 6, 2013, photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) hurts his right knee as he falls awkwardly while throwing an incomplete pass under pressure from Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) during the first quarter of their NFL wild card playoff football game in Landover, Md. An injury that sidelines Griffin well into next season is a very real possibility _ or at least it seemed that way Monday, Jan. 7, after head coach Mike Shanahan described the results of tests on the rookie's right knee following a series of plays in their Sunday game that did additional damage to a knee that was just three games removed from suffering a sprained lateral collateral ligament. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) MAGS OUTThe Associated Press

A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.

The person said Griffin has a torn lateral collateral ligament and that the surgery will also determine whether he also has damaged the ACL.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Redskins have not announced the latest details of Griffin's injury.

Baylor coach Art Briles confirmed the same details in an interview with USA Today.

A torn LCL would require a rehabilitation period of several months, possibly extending into training camp and the start of next season. A torn ACL is a more severe injury, typically requiring nine to 12 months of recovery.

Griffin reinjured the knee in Sunday's playoff loss to Seattle.

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