Robert Griffin III to have surgery on torn ACL and LCL in right knee


It’s official, Robert Griffin III requires total reconstructive surgery of his right knee to repair a torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee that he injured doing the wildcard game against the Seahawks on Sunday. The same knee he injured in 2009 while at Baylor.

Griffin will undergo surgery today (Wednesday) by Dr. James Andrews, the same doctor who performed surgery on Adrian Peterson. A team source said Andrews likely will use a patella graft from Griffin’s left knee to repair the most recent tear. Recovery is expected to take 6 to 8 months which would have him ready for the start of the 2013 season.