Robert Griffin III is to have surgery on Wednesday on a torn lateral collateral ligament. The injury is said to have been suffered during the fourth quarter of the Redskins wild card loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Griffin will have his ACL looked at also during the surgery. The Washington Post reported earlier that Griffin’s MRI suggested partial tears to the ACL and LCL.
Griffin has had an injury prone rookie season. He suffered a concussion against Atlanta, along with injuring the same knee earlier this season against Baltimore.
Coach Mike Shanahan has been criticized for keeping Griffin in the game as long as he did. Griffin has backed his coach throughout this whole ordeal. Griffin was sent to go see Dr James Andrews in Pensacola, Fl on Tuesday. Dr,Andrews, tried to clarify comments he made Sunday to USA Today that he didn’t clear Griffin to return to the Dec. 9 game in which he originally hurt his knee, as Shanahan had claimed the following day.
Andrews, on Monday told The Washington Post that “Shanahan didn’t lie about it, and I didn’t lie.””I didn’t get to examine (Griffin’s knee) because he came out for one play, didn’t let us look at him and on the next play, he ran through all the players and back out onto the field,” he told the newspaper. By Steve Kish