Griffin undergoes surgery on ACL, LCL

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 3:05 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 3:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 9

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III underwent surgery on his knee to repair his ACL and LCL, the Redskins confirmed.

Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery on Wednesday morning. The projected recovery time is 6-8 months, and sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Griffin should be ready for the 2013 season opener.

Dr. Andrews released the following statement: "Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season.

The goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career."

Griffin sprained his LCL in Week 14 and reinjured his knee in Sunday’s wild-card loss to the Seahawks. Griffin tore his ACL in 2009 at Baylor.

As a rookie, Griffin — the No. 2 overall pick — threw 20 touchdowns and five interceptions, and rushed for 815 yards and seven scores, helping lead the Redskins to their first division title since 1999.