Andrews issues statement on RG3 surgery

Andrews issues statement on RG3 surgery
January 9, 2013, 3:15 pm

Darrel Young reacts to Robert Griffin III's surgery

The Redskins PR department has released the following statement from Dr. James Andrews, who performed knee surgery on Robert Griffin III this morning:

"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."

Being ready for the coming NFL season would mean a recovery time of about eight months.