Via this morning:
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will undergo total reconstructive surgery of his right knee early Wednesday morning to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, but he is expected to be ready for the opener of the 2013 NFL regular season, according to team sources familiar with the determination made by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews.
If Griffin is able to safely start for the Redskins 2013 season opener, even after having their franchise quarterback suffer a borderline catastrophic knee injury, this would be nothing short of a coup for the Redskins.
Some of the early estimates for Griffin”s timetable for recovery spanned anywhere from 8 to 12 months, meaning he could be back in August — in time to start the NFL season — or December, the latter meaning he would”ve missed the majority of the 2012 regular season.
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The rehabilitation plan will focus primarily on strengthening Griffin”s quadriceps to help protect and help stabilize the knee, according to sources. The reconstruction of the LCL is considered a complication, but sources said Andrews informed the Redskins it should rehab well during the same six-to-eight month time frame as the ACL injury.
Under this projected time frame of surgery, recovery and rehab, Griffin should be able to participate at some level during training camp in August and be ready to open the season in September, according to the sources.
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