Report: Griffin has partial ligament tears

Report: Griffin has partial ligament tears
January 7, 2013, 6:15 pm
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According to a report in the Washington Post, the MRI done on the right knee of Robert Griffin III suggests that the rookie quarterback has suffered partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments.

The reason that they are not sure about the injuries is that Griffin has previously injured both of those ligaments. He tore his ACL while playing as a sophomore at Baylor in 2009 and he suffered a sprain of the LCL a month ago while scrambling in a game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Griffin is scheduled to go to Pensacola, Fla., tomorrow to visit the office of orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. He will examine the knee, a process that could include exploratory surgery, to determine the nature of the injury.

It is possible that Griffin could avoid having major reconstructive surgery on the knee if there are partial tears to the ligaments.