Robert Griffin III May Be Sidelined For 6 to 12 Months After A LCL Tear

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III last week underwent a surgery on his right knee to repair his lateral collateral ligament, which was torn in a home playoff game against Seattle Seahawks.

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After the LCL Tear knee injury, a lot of criticism went towards the Redskin’s coach Mike Shanahan, who should have made the quarterback sit on the bench after he showed signs of an injury. Griffin also had a sprained LCL a month before in a game against Baltimore Ravens.

“Terrible judgment. That is all I have to say. Sad. I hope he will recover. He is a shining star.” , said Manhattan Orhopedic Care physician, Dr. Armin Tehrany.

The injury even prompts an inquiry, but not a formal investigation, by the NFL Players Association, in the Redskins’ handling of the quarterback’s injury and the conditions of the playing surface at the Redskins’ home stadium, FedEx Fields. Afterward, the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodle, said that they were satisfied with the report on how the Redskins’ staff handled Robert Griffin’s knee injury.

Unfortunately, Griffin’s recovery may take as long as 6 to 12 months. Robert Griffin III, just 22 years old, is one of the most talented NFL players, and the Redskins will have trouble finding a suitable replacement for him.

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