Doc: RGIII's eight-month recovery time line is doable
Thu, 10 Jan 2013|
Joining us now from Houston is doctor mark addicts who not only was an offensive lineman for the Redskins on the night he won Super Bowl champion team. He's also the orthopedic surgeon who performed the first surgery on Robert Griffin the third back in owed 9 o'clock got X thanks for joining us this town is upside down right now we're about. Their quarterback. You've seen the recovery process countless times considering this is the second major surgery. What's the reasonable expectation for him. Well I mean the slowest thing to recover from his this ACL in the also. You have to keep in mind that he had the graft taken from his good leg which is gonna slow the initial recovery down because he really does have a good leg to stand on until he starts to recover. But honestly I think an eight month timetable is very very realistic and I mean Robert is an absolute animal -- he was back on the field for months after his initial. ACL a week we literally spent all of our time trying to slow him down. And he's a Smart guy is a courageous guy is a tough guy obviously but he also is an amazing athlete and Yzerman has been incredibly strong legs so. You know I I would not be surprised if he was back on the field for the the you know the regular season opener that you are described how he was in the recovery process -- how. Should the Redskins deal with him and his rehab. Well I mean if if I'm the one in charge of putting him back on the field I would be sure that he was a 100% before he went back. And if he's a 100% ready to go and he has a few practices under his belt and he can play in that regular season opener great. If he has some setbacks or is having some pain or whatever it might be. Then I would slowing down I mean it is you know it. The bottom line is the kid is they've shown what he can do making the Pro Bowl as a rookie having the highest passer rating as a rookie and so. If fiesta missed the entire season if -- missed the entire season. I don't see that happening though I really don't I don't think that is going to be you know twelve month thirteen month thing I think he's going to be ready to go and a so he's had now a second major surgery on the -- though so. I'm review percentage or not but the percentage of this happening again for heaven's -- I mean when you have a mean it's been injured. It it's certainly every time I've got a bunch of surgeries both on my shoulders and in my knees. You're never the same. But the point is -- and you do the things that you used to do. And I injured my knee and in college torn ACL -- and MCL and then my second game as a pro I actually dislocated my knee tearing every single ligament in my knee. And I came back and played nine years there after so. You know it is something that can be done -- I'm not the kind -- athlete that that that Robert Griffin is that I can't run like he can run and cut like he can cut but that being said. I would expect him to come back and still be able to be. The the kind of quarterback that he was this season be able to run the ball when he needs to obviously I want him to slide and go out of bounds as much as possible but. But that being said I would expect him to be just as dynamic as he was this season both running the ball and throwing the ball. And perhaps bring you more than Washington Nationals to teach him to slide up by the way deal -- year's Super Bowl ring during surgery. -- would terribly gloves -- I don't where I -- where bruins' side but mark addicts we really appreciate time thank you very much. You bet a pleasure. CSN Washington dot com.