Report: RG3 to have surgery to repair LCL damage
Washington, DC – Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will reportedly undergo surgery to repair a torn LCL in his right knee.
According to the Washington Post, noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews will determine how much damage has been done to the ACL when they perform the surgery.
Griffin was examined Tuesday outside Pensacola, Fla., by Andrews. The trip was needed after an initial MRI exam proved to be inconclusive.
Coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday that Griffin was going for more exams because there was an issue distinguishing between old and new injuries in a knee that's had previous ACL and LCL injuries.
Griffin left Sunday's 24-14 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter after falling to the field in agony. He remained on the ground for several minutes before getting up on his own power and walking off the field. He did not return.
Griffin originally injured his right knee in a Week 15 win over the Baltimore Ravens and sat out in Week 16. Griffin returned to action and guided the Redskins to a 28-18 win over the Dallas Cowboys and the NFC East crown in the regular-season finale.