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RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby stomperrob » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:01 pm

The Washington Post reports that Robert Griffin III's MRI revealed a partially torn ACL and LCL in his right knee.
Griffin is traveling down to Florida to be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday to determine if the injuries are old or new. It's not clear whether surgery will be required or how long the quarterback will be sidelined if the injuries are determined to be new ones, but exploratory surgery to determine the severity is also said to be an option. RGIII is hoping to avoid reconstructive right knee surgery for the second time in his football career, but that remains to be seen. Griffin underwent the MRI after his knee bent awkwardly and buckled underneath him in the fourth quarter of Sunday's playoff loss to the Seahawks.
Source: Washington Post
Jan 7 - 5:36 PM

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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby bungle613 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:26 pm

update...

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Robert Griffin III will undergo a full knee reconstruction after Dr. James Andrews diagnosed Griffin with "complete" tears of both his right ACL and LCL.
Griffin's return timetable has been set at 6-8 months, the normal recovery period for an ACL reconstruction. Griffin will undergo surgery early Wednesday morning. At Baylor, Griffin did bounce back from 2009 ACL surgery to complete 67 percent of his passes with a 22:8 TD-to-INT ratio and eight rushing scores in 2010. "He should be ready for the 2013 regular season opener according to the sources that I spoke with," Mortensen stated on SportsCenter. Although Griffin's recovery will certainly be worth tracking all offseason, ACL surgeries don't bother us as much as they used to. Assuming he avoids setbacks, Griffin's could even stand to make him a value pick in 2013 fantasy drafts.


Anyone know if it is the same knee?
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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby stomperrob » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:47 pm

bungle613 wrote:update...

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Robert Griffin III will undergo a full knee reconstruction after Dr. James Andrews diagnosed Griffin with "complete" tears of both his right ACL and LCL.
Griffin's return timetable has been set at 6-8 months, the normal recovery period for an ACL reconstruction. Griffin will undergo surgery early Wednesday morning. At Baylor, Griffin did bounce back from 2009 ACL surgery to complete 67 percent of his passes with a 22:8 TD-to-INT ratio and eight rushing scores in 2010. "He should be ready for the 2013 regular season opener according to the sources that I spoke with," Mortensen stated on SportsCenter. Although Griffin's recovery will certainly be worth tracking all offseason, ACL surgeries don't bother us as much as they used to. Assuming he avoids setbacks, Griffin's could even stand to make him a value pick in 2013 fantasy drafts.


Anyone know if it is the same knee?


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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby bungle613 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:03 pm

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stomperrob wrote:
bungle613 wrote:update...

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Robert Griffin III will undergo a full knee reconstruction after Dr. James Andrews diagnosed Griffin with "complete" tears of both his right ACL and LCL.
Griffin's return timetable has been set at 6-8 months, the normal recovery period for an ACL reconstruction. Griffin will undergo surgery early Wednesday morning. At Baylor, Griffin did bounce back from 2009 ACL surgery to complete 67 percent of his passes with a 22:8 TD-to-INT ratio and eight rushing scores in 2010. "He should be ready for the 2013 regular season opener according to the sources that I spoke with," Mortensen stated on SportsCenter. Although Griffin's recovery will certainly be worth tracking all offseason, ACL surgeries don't bother us as much as they used to. Assuming he avoids setbacks, Griffin's could even stand to make him a value pick in 2013 fantasy drafts.


Anyone know if it is the same knee?


Read my original post again. ;-) :-D



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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby stomperrob » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:24 am

Update:

RG III's progress encourages team
Updated: February 14, 2013, 11:16 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN


Though it is only a little more than a month since Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery, Washington Redskins officials are encouraged enough with his recovery to believe he has a legitimate chance to start in the 2013 opener, according to team and league sources.

Griffin recently returned to Washington, where he spent some time rehabbing. Those who know him insist he is a physical freak, not unlike Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was able to rush for 2,097 yards and win the MVP award the season after undergoing major knee surgery.

The Redskins know there still is a long way to go, and they're hardly going to rush Griffin. But they also know that based on what they've seen so far that it is well within the realm of possibility that Griffin will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1.

Griffin won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award after setting the NFL record for best passer rating by a rookie quarterback and leading Washington to its first NFC East title in 13 years.

Griffin, who underwent surgery last month to repair a torn ACL and LCL suffered in the Redskins' wild-card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, said at the NFL's awards ceremony earlier this month: "It's truly a blessing to be up there -- to be able to stand, first and foremost."

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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby moochman » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:49 pm

Starting to feel there may be a problem telling the truth in Washington. Okay, not breaking new ground there :-b
This news from the team that allowed him to play injured, lied - was puposely misleading - or was just careless with getting RGIII cleared to play, and now we here how fast he is recovering.
Not sure what is their angle. Need to sell tickets? Raise ticket prices?
Real concern is that they will take advantage of RGIII's willingness to play while hurt and ADP's amazing healing powers to get this kid on the field too soon.
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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:59 pm

I agree with mooch. I feel this news was to sell tickets. In dont think he will be ready for the season. They invested too much into him to bring him back too early
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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby stomperrob » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:01 pm

Shanahan: RGIII will ‘set a record’ for return from ACL surgery
Posted by Mike Jones on April 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm


The glowing reviews of Robert Griffin III’s recovery from knee reconstruction continue.

Roughly two weeks after team physician James Andrews described Griffin as “superhuman” in his recovery efforts, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan added more praise for the quarterback.

Friday evening in an interview with NFL Network, Shanahan said he expects Griffin to make an unprecedented comeback from January’s surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus.

“He’s over at the facility, rehabbing all of the time. He’ll set a record for coming back because that’s how hard he works,” Shanahan said.

The coach echoed what has been said throughout the process, that Griffin is further along that what is normally expected at this point. He added, however, that the Redskins won’t know exactly how realistic the Week 1 return goal is until late this summer.

“He is ahead, but there is a process,” Shanahan said. “It takes time. Robert will do it the right way and we’ll find out in July exactly where he’s at. … He will not come back until he’s 100 percent.”

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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby stomperrob » Mon May 27, 2013 1:16 pm

Update:

Griffin says he could see himself playing opener even after idle preseason
By Mark Maske, Published: May 25, 2013 at 10:00 am


Quarterback Robert Griffin III says he could envision himself starting the Washington Redskins’ regular season opener in September even if he doesn’t play in any preseason games, if it comes to that.

“I’ve thought about that and yeah, I would be comfortable with that,” Griffin said after Thursday’s offseason practice at Redskins Park. “That’s all I can say. I have no control over whether I play in the preseason or not. I would be comfortable running out of the tunnel at FedEx Field with the smoke and everything.”

Griffin is working his way back from knee surgery in January. He is not participating in the offseason practices but was on the field during Thursday’s organized team activities, making throws as part of his rehabilitation.

He said he hopes to be ready for training camp, which begins July 25 in Richmond, and the Sept. 9 regular season opener at home against the Philadelphia Eagles in a Monday night game. But those are not certainties.

Coach Mike Shanahan said that Griffin at least would have to practice before playing in a game. “You’d have to practice … not necessarily against an opponent. … He’d have to work with the first-team offense and he’d have to have some practice time,” Shanahan said Thursday.

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Re: RGIII - ACL/LCL injury

Postby stomperrob » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:01 pm


Sources: RG III unlikely for preseason
Updated: July 23, 2013, 1:41 PM ET


Despite Robert Griffin III being medically cleared to participate in training camp, it still would be a major surprise if he played in a preseason game based on Mike Shanahan's coaching history and the thoughts of some in the Washington Redskins organization.

Shanahan, who put Griffin through an extensive workout Monday after team doctors cleared him to return to practice, would not specifically address questions of whether Griffin would play this summer. But sources who know the coach expressed pessimism Griffin would return in the preseason.

One Redskins front-office member said Washington will not want to subject Griffin to any hits this summer. Shanahan also was known in Denver to be cautious with players coming off major injuries.

After Griffin initially underwent surgery, doctors predicted he would miss seven to nine months. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery to repair Griffin's torn ACL and LCL in his right knee, evaluated the quarterback seven months removed from the procedure last Wednesday and Thursday, sources have told ESPN.

The Redskins open the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Sept. 9, after playing four preseason games starting Thursday, Aug. 8.


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