Robert Griffin III underwent surgery early this morning to repair a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and during the procedure it was discovered he also suffered damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.
USA Today Sports received a text message from Griffin III’s father who says the initial MRI showed no evidence of a tear to the ACL, the ligament he had repaired in 2009.
“Robert’s ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession,” Robert Griffin III said. “You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace.”
The surgery was performed by orthopedist and Redskins employee James Andrews in Pensacola, Fl. Griffin III aggravated the injury last Sunday during the team’s playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. He originally suffered a sprain to his LCL on Dec. 9 during a game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Griffin III's timetable to return is not known at this point. Stay tuned for more updates as this story develops.