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Report: MRI suggests at least partial tears of ACL, LCL for Griffin

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And now we know why the Redskins are being so tight lipped about the condition of Robert Griffin III’s knee.

They’re being tight lipped because it’s not good.  And they’re hoping that, somehow, the news will get better after further evaluation.

According to Mark Maske and Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the MRI conducted on Griffin’s right knee suggests that he has suffered at least partial tears of his ACL and LCL.

The problem, per the report, is that it’s unclear whether the injuries are old injuries or new injuries showing up on the MRI.  But here’s the thing — four weeks ago, the Redskins boldly proclaimed that an MRI showed no structural damage to Griffin’s knee.  So whatever is showing up now wasn’t showing up four weeks ago.

And it’s now sufficiently unclear that Griffin also may have to undergo exploratory surgery to determined the extent of the damage.  Yes, exploratory surgery.  (What’s next?  Leeches?)

So the bottom line is that it’s not good.  Eventually, we’ll all find out precisely how not good it really is.

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158 Responses to “Report: MRI suggests at least partial tears of ACL, LCL for Griffin”
  1. timebandit24 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:31 PM

    Hope he get better. Now lets stop talking about him and talk about the playoffs that are going on still.

  2. andyreidsbossoms says: Jan 7, 2013 6:31 PM

    Vick 2.0

  3. fuglyflorio says: Jan 7, 2013 6:33 PM

    You could tell they didn’t care what happened to him when they sent him out for that pass. Danny and Shanny are evil.

  4. cletusvandam says: Jan 7, 2013 6:34 PM

    Shanahan should be fired.

  5. commonsensedude says: Jan 7, 2013 6:34 PM

    Bruce Irvin had better hope that his cheap shot knock down of Griffin to the turf after the touchdown play was over didn’t have a part in aggravating the injury.

  6. kattykathy says: Jan 7, 2013 6:34 PM

    Russell Wilson and his superior talents should be the topic.

  7. cwillz13 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:35 PM

    Get well soon RG3.. we will be back for dessert next season..

  8. nitty32 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:35 PM

    For RGknee its a wrap ,time too take a knee

  9. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 7, 2013 6:35 PM

    He gets what he deserves.

    Go Steelers!

  10. silverhornet says: Jan 7, 2013 6:35 PM

    why the rush to find out what happened to his knee? Not like his team will be playing anytime soon. The team doesn’t need to disclose anything.

  11. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jan 7, 2013 6:36 PM

    RGKNEE = Finished :(

  12. fearthehoody says: Jan 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    Had same injuries playing college football. Took about 2 months to be at 90-100%

  13. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Jan 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    It’s sad they tried to use him in a college offense. He can be successful running a pro style; he has the tools of a pro quarterback.

    This new fad of mobile quarterbacks is truly nothing but a fad. As soon as the Shanahan’s figure that out and they stop putting RG3 into a more gimmicky, dangerous offense, RG3 can actually start competing. Consistently. No one wants to see him get hurt.

  14. ctown66 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    that wouldn’t have happened in cleveland…just saying

  15. steelers88 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:38 PM

    Fire Shanahan!

  16. bucslose says: Jan 7, 2013 6:38 PM

    Shannahan just said RG3 is a guaranteed go by training camp. Will start all 4 quarters of each pre-season game.

  17. rg3andout says: Jan 7, 2013 6:38 PM

    bust!!!!!

  18. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 7, 2013 6:39 PM

    Godspeed Robert. It’s too bad this crooked league has it in for the Washington Redskins and it targeted you directly.

  19. threedeep1998 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:39 PM

    Paging Adrian Peterson’s medical crew

  20. chawk12thman says: Jan 7, 2013 6:40 PM

    I didn’t need an MRI and when I saw his leg get whipped and then buckle in the two incidents, I suggested it might be a tear, too.

  21. edithpiaf51 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:40 PM

    I hope he gets better.

  22. electionconfidential says: Jan 7, 2013 6:40 PM

    A knee doesn’t cave in because a ligament is sprained. It caves in because a ligament is torn and can no longer support the weight.

  23. vicnocal says: Jan 7, 2013 6:40 PM

    Shanny Booby Miles’d him.

  24. theblowtorchreview says: Jan 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    I put the blame squarely on Shanahan. Most of the drunks in the bar I was at could even see the guy could hardly walk! He set him up for a serious injury. I dont care what RG3 told him, he’s the coach, he makes the decisions!

  25. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    RG is rare and special talent. It was not wise to let him play with an injured knee risking further injury.

    Unfortunately coaches think very short term and aren’t worried about a player’s career getting cut short with injury. Or if they have trouble walking one day. RG should look out for himself going forward.

  26. mungman69 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    They sent out an injured man on a bad field and hoped that he wouldn’t get hurt further. Well, he did get hurt further. On a lousy field they sent an injured player. The management should be held accountable. Where was Goodell? Didn’t he see that field? What a joke.

  27. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 7, 2013 6:42 PM

    When does Coach go through exploratory brain surgery?

    Griffin had a good year, but what is he worth in the future if he can’t move well? He looked awfully terrible in the last game with restricted mobility.

  28. tubbman27 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:42 PM

    Oh come on give these guys a break. He would have been attacked for not playing in the same way cutler was a few years ago. It’s a mans game, his manhood would’ve came in question had he chosen not to play. Regardless, they still would’ve lost with cousins in there.

  29. huskersrock1 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:42 PM

    “old injuries” Yea about 4 weeks old! They should have shut down RGIII 4 weeks ago! Now he will be out for a year.

  30. daknight93 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:43 PM

    Ouch!! get well RG3

  31. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:45 PM

    Griffen better be smarter with the money he’s made so far than he has been with risking injury.

    He can live quite nicely without working another day in his life if he is. If not he could easily be out of the league in a couple years from injury and end up as one of those sad and broke former athletes on reality tv.

  32. dabearsk says: Jan 7, 2013 6:46 PM

    I think Shanahan is a good coach..but shoot I don’t know how you could let him play especially after a couple of the runs he had. It was painful watching the kid run. Shanahan should have pulled him and protected him better, no matter what RG3 was saying you could tell he was really struggling out there.

  33. sagatti says: Jan 7, 2013 6:46 PM

    The SMART move would have been to either SCRAP the “READ OPTION” and let RG3 play a traditional offense for that game OR… Let Cousins take all the 1st team reps and make him the starter… Either way this was MISHANDLED from TOP to BOTTOM!

  34. skiss68 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:49 PM

    I wonder if he waits for an hour like i always do!

  35. raider8er says: Jan 7, 2013 6:50 PM

    I would like to see this guy get better and play for some time in the NFL.

    However, the hype, the fanfare, the east coast bias, the man-crush Joe Buck was displaying during the broadcast yesterday almost makes me root against the man.

    RGIII is a smart, classy and talented but it appears he won’t be able to survive the NFL very long.

  36. tubbman27 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:50 PM

    Im glad a nation wide audience saw that RW3 is better than RG3. Much less of a gimmick player and smarter. See that slide at the end of his run?

  37. zerophocus says: Jan 7, 2013 6:50 PM

    I’m conflicted on this. On one hand I want to blame Shanahan for how he has handled this because he should have stopped Griffin from going out there. On the other hand I want to blame RG3 because it is his own body and his responsibility. Unfortunately when someone takes responsibility for their body they get lambasted for it (see Jay Cutler). I suppose that the coach needs to protect the player from himself and also protect his image to the fanbase. I’m just not sure where to stand on the issue.

  38. adkfootballfan says: Jan 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    Imagine how either Coughlin or Bellichick would have managed their QB’s in this situation. I’m just sayin…

  39. whiskeybarrel says: Jan 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    The alternative to surgery for a partially torn Acl is strengthening the quad to overcompensenate for the lack of the ligament. This works great for someone who doesn’t want to run again. Not ideal for a qb.

    All of this bs could’ve been avoided, which is sad.

  40. praetorian12 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    What a waste… to sacrifice a young man’s career and the next ten years of a franchise, for what? To lose a game to the Seahawks?

  41. jbaxt says: Jan 7, 2013 6:52 PM

    You guys commenting with RG3’s medical diagnostics should stop making minimum wage and go into the medical field. You guys are as good at diagnosing knee problems as you are at Monday quarterbacking.

  42. craigkintexas says: Jan 7, 2013 6:52 PM

    It’s interesting how someone (Shanahan) that’s 60 years old with years of experience couldn’t see what a 22 year old (RG3) was doing to himself. Pitiful excuses given in his news conference today. I suspect Shanahan now realizes the terrible mistake he made to “win”.

  43. ppc50 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:53 PM

    Damaged goods!! Trade him to Dallas for Romo!!! I wish!

  44. attyken says: Jan 7, 2013 6:54 PM

    I feel sorry for RG3 in that such a quality individual is forced to play for that joke of a franchise. The kid simply will not last playing that style of football with Washington’s inexcusable management.

  45. row60 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:57 PM

    Let’s call a “partial tear” by it’s technical term, which is a “sprain.”

  46. mjkelly77 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:58 PM

    Doesn’t sound good for the young man. Too bad. At least with those horse teeth, he’ll be able to get some toothpaste commercials.

  47. purpleguy says: Jan 7, 2013 6:58 PM

    I wonder if his ACL was partially torn 3 weeks ago? If this is the second ACL tear in the same knee, that can’t be good for the future condition of that joint.

  48. kev86 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:59 PM

    Eli can give durability advice if you need.

  49. divious24 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:01 PM

    It’s sad to see this happen to a talented individual but the Redskins should have gone with Cousins n that game but RGIII will bounce back

  50. totallydisgusted says: Jan 7, 2013 7:02 PM

    Shanahan should have pulled him at half time. I think he has learned hs lesson when t comes to the QB, but I’m worried about Morris. We all know Shanahan is gonna run him into the dirt and replace him the minute he is injured. Sixth round picks are cheap.

  51. nagihcimwolves50 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:02 PM

    I understand RGIII had adrenaline and everything going but it was seriously the wildcard round of the playoffs. If it is the Superbowl and he can push through it and play better than Kirk Cousins (which he could not because it was a significant injury) than I understand leaving him in.

    Shannahan and RGIII deserve blame for this because Shannahan should have seen that he couldn’t be effective and RGIII should have realized that Kirk Cousins was the better option at that point. I understand he is a competitor but he didn’t do what was right for the team either.

  52. rbhttr says: Jan 7, 2013 7:03 PM

    packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Jan 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    It’s sad they tried to use him in a college offense. He can be successful running a pro style; he has the tools of a pro quarterback.

    This new fad of mobile quarterbacks is truly nothing but a fad. As soon as the Shanahan’s figure that out and they stop putting RG3 into a more gimmicky, dangerous offense, RG3 can actually start competing. Consistently. No one wants to see him get hurt.

    Please tell me when he got hurt on a gimmicky play. Some people just need not to reply.

  53. cowboysspurs88 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:04 PM

    And that’s the danger of mortgaging the future for one player. Now all of the sudden you’re left with a guy who may be a shell of himself when he comes back and a lack of draft picks to fill your other holes. I hope he gets well soon though because he sure is a fun player to watch even as a Cowboys fan.

  54. bledalotofgreen says: Jan 7, 2013 7:04 PM

    As an eagles fan I know RG is gonna be a pain in the ass for a longtime but hopefully it’s not bad and he can get back out there because he’s good for the game and a likeable dude and hopefully the birds get it together and we can have a good old eagles skins rivalry

  55. razzlejag says: Jan 7, 2013 7:05 PM

    Another stain on Mike Shanahan’s “career”. Don’t forget that he circumvented the salary cap during Denver’s Super Bowl years by paying players off the books (ie. under the table), thereby undermining the integrity of the NFL.

    I was sorry to see him get nother chance in Washington. Now this.

    Some legacy, Mike. You should be proud.

  56. strahan92 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:09 PM

    Doesn’t help that he’s playing on a field that looks like a go
    cart track.

  57. seatownballers says: Jan 7, 2013 7:10 PM

    Blame the coach for playing him whole game
    Blame the owner for that garbage excuse of a field

  58. darkneptune73 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:12 PM

    RGIII’s tranformation into Superman begins with a text to Adrian Peterson.

  59. glac1 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:12 PM

    they risked his career for a game that they couldn’t win…..

  60. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 7, 2013 7:17 PM

    “Yeah, umm…the thing about the old MRI not showing any damage is that we didn’t actually do the MRI that time. We just said we did.”

  61. tcskins says: Jan 7, 2013 7:19 PM

    kattykathy says:Jan 7, 2013 6:34 PM

    Russell Wilson and his superior talents should be the topic.
    —————————————————

    Russel Wilson is a running QB and running QB’s can’t get it done and will always get hurt and would be far better off standing in the pocket and getting slammed because if they run they get hurt and if they stand back there they win it all and never get hurt and blah blah…..There…I coverd most of the ignoramus points in one run on sentence….

  62. ickky says: Jan 7, 2013 7:19 PM

    Good luck kid, you are a blast to watch.
    Get in touch with All Day, he knows a thing or two about recovery.

  63. jdcatcher5252 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:20 PM

    “And it’s now sufficiently unclear that Griffin also may have to undergo exploratory surgery to determined the extent of the damage. Yes, exploratory surgery. (What’s next? Leeches?)”

    You act like exploratory surgery is unheard of. People get their knees scoped all the time to determine the extent of the damage.

  64. sportsnut101 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:21 PM

    Get well rg3. I hope they don’t extend coach n his son for dumbest play calling plan. If guy can barely run u don’t call run plays. Idiots

    N that field was the worse. Was it like that all yr u would expect billion dollar owner to have one of the best fields. It may have cost ur qb his future. I hope it doesn’t. Cuz rg3 was fun to watch on the field

  65. justintuckrule says: Jan 7, 2013 7:26 PM

    With players like Peterson, fans these days take for granted that ACL surgeries mean that players have good odds to return for opening day. However, LCL repairs are much less frequent, extremely trickier and have longer recovery periods.

  66. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:28 PM

    Tough break, but it was going to eventually happen with that foolish offense they run. Now he’s going to miss the entire 2013 season SMH.

  67. themackstrong says: Jan 7, 2013 7:28 PM

    Class act of a player and a person. Hope he heals up and comes back to battle Wilson for many years to come because I think RG3 is a warrior. I don’t think he should have been playing on that field yesterday. All you fans that were cheering Clemons ACL tear are disgraceful.

  68. tcskins says: Jan 7, 2013 7:28 PM

    packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says:Jan 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    This new fad of mobile quarterbacks is truly nothing but a fad. As soon as the Shanahan’s figure that out and they stop putting RG3 into a more gimmicky, dangerous offense, RG3 can actually start competing.
    ———————————————

    Until that point, he has to live will all of those PASSING records he set this year….real shame. What ever became of those Brady, Manning and Shaub guys anyway? All of those guys must have run “gimmicky” offenses as well as they have all had season ending injuries in their careers…

  69. talonh says: Jan 7, 2013 7:30 PM

    ctown66 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    that wouldn’t have happened in cleveland…just saying

    ———————————-
    Of course not, we all know there is no such thing as a Cleveland Brown getting injured in a playoff game.

  70. kellij666 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:31 PM

    i hope he’s ready to go at the beginning of next season and i hope both you and your coach learned a lesson. you are young but shanahan has been around long enough to know that part of a coach’s job is to protect a player from himself. players always want to play but he had no business in that game after he reinjured that knee in the 1st quarter. he could barely walk let along run. EVERYONE but Shanahan could see it. Get well soon RGIII

  71. techstar25 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:32 PM

    At what point do we start to question the effectiveness of Dr James Andrews? Why hasn’t anyone asked that question yet?

  72. Slackmo says: Jan 7, 2013 7:32 PM

    Everyone bagged on Cutler for not playing through a knee injury. Now everyone bags on RGIII for trying to play through.

  73. chipwade says: Jan 7, 2013 7:33 PM

    The first thing I did when his leg bent awkwardly was stand up and see if my leg did that. It didn’t. He definitely tore knee ligaments.

    Shame on the Redskins for keeping him in the game. Extra shame for letting him walk around on it after. That could have been doing further damage. Triple shame for not listening to Dr. James Andrews, the foremost expert.

  74. rtant2013 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:33 PM

    What were you all saying about Jay Cutler when he pulled himself out of a playoff game acouple years ago? Yeah that’s what I thought. He was doing his job as a franchise player and no true player is pulling himself out. Doctors and RG3 told Shanahan he was ok, so why would Shanahan pull him? Yeah, he was limping, but he’s been limping the last two games, and no one said a thing. A knee brace had part to do with the limping, he can’t bend his knee, anyone would limp. And for people saying he got what he deserves or anything along those lines are a disgrace to all NFL fans. I hate Romo and Big Ben but I don’t say I’m glad they for hurt. Total disgrace to all fans. Get well RG3, we’ll get the dessert next year!

  75. 25cuts says: Jan 7, 2013 7:37 PM

    Sorry folks, Russell Wilson is rookie of the year. I hope RG 3 is ok but my obnoxious redskin fan neighbor who is also a phillies and sixers fan was all but calling the skins Super Bowl champs this year. Well well

  76. iceburgskin202 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:40 PM

    If the movie any given Sunday tells you anything coaches wanna win at anyone’s expense all of them. Gor bad the nature of the game and shortness of season lead players to be put in positions to be hurt all the time. 4 weeks for a knee sprain whatever the grade isn’t long enough for a game as rough as football. Derrick Rose and AD same injury yet Rose isn’t coming back until after allstar break while AD was pushed to be back ASAP!! It’s the culture of the game that is a problem it happens on every team. Baltimore (Lewis) NE ( Gronk) GB (Matthews and Woodson) the severity of the injury doesn’t matter just what can you give me today? Or as coaches say son are you injured or are you just hurt?

  77. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 7, 2013 7:40 PM

    “The first thing I did when his leg bent awkwardly was stand up and see if my leg did that. It didn’t. He definitely tore knee ligaments.”

    ******************
    His leg bent like that WITH a brace on…

    What were they thinking with Cousins ready to go…?

    Rest of the NFC EAST laughing now

  78. sd4838 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:41 PM

    Average time to recover from a torn ACL is 1 year. Guess that Kirk Cousins pick was smart after all.

  79. hovenaut says: Jan 7, 2013 7:45 PM

    MRI?

    His knee giving out also suggests some structural damage.

    Should have been pulled after that second TD pass.

    Wonder what Terrell Davis thinks about Shanahan over exerting a key player…..

  80. playbookofeli says: Jan 7, 2013 7:46 PM

    Hey bob ask can how his second season went. And he didn’t come into injured. Like in the karate kid, if a man can’t stand a man can’t fight.

    We saw it last night, take away his legs and RGIII is below average

  81. illwillthemick says: Jan 7, 2013 7:46 PM

    Karma.

  82. beauregard says: Jan 7, 2013 7:46 PM

    Bo Jackson v.2.0. Super great athlete whose career is shortened by injuries.

  83. timebandit24 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:47 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 7, 2013 6:39 PM
    Godspeed Robert. It’s too bad this crooked league has it in for the Washington Redskins and it targeted you directly.

    ——

    This never kind of stuff makes me laugh all the time. I bet this guy is 12.

  84. indywilson40 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:47 PM

    Glad we drafted Luck.

  85. lionsfan2014 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:48 PM

    So much for being able to deal Cousins to recoup some draft picks over the next few years….

  86. jameslongstaffe says: Jan 7, 2013 7:48 PM

    Hopefully RGIII can make a full recovery like AP… clearly should not have been playing watching him run limping around the field. Doesn’t matter if it is a partial ACL tear, it is not functional & requires reconstruction. Now 2 ACL reconstructions same knee in a young kid that relies on his athleticism. I saw that hit 4 weeks ago & it looked terrible… c’mon guys it is not up to the player if he plays.

  87. orlandodawg says: Jan 7, 2013 7:49 PM

    RG III has officially become the Greg Oden of the NFL.

  88. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:51 PM

    rg3 just signed to endorse “hoveround”

  89. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 7, 2013 7:55 PM

    If he played like that and won you’d all be calling him courageous, gutsy, etc…. All these comments are solely because they lost… It wasn’t simply the injury that decided the game.

  90. jm91rs says: Jan 7, 2013 8:00 PM

    commonsensedude says:
    Jan 7, 2013 6:34 PM
    Bruce Irvin had better hope that his cheap shot knock down of Griffin to the turf after the touchdown play was over didn’t have a part in aggravating the injury.
    —————————————————–

    He barely touched him. Griffin was off balance, and Irvin bumped him down. If you’re going to get 15 yards for the other team roughing your qb, that’s the easiest and safest way. If he wanted to he could have laid griffin out. In fact if you’re going to get 15 yards against you, you might as well lay him out.

  91. nesuperfan says: Jan 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    Let’s not forget that it was huge news before the game that Dr. Andrews said he did not examine, or clear, RGIII to return four weeks ago.
    MUCH more important than that was that he said, and I quote: “He’s doing a lot better this week, but he’s still recovering and I’m holding my breath because of it. He passed all the tests and all the functional things we do, but it’s been a trying moment for me, to be honest with you.”
    He was still worried about RGIII even playing.

  92. chattanola says: Jan 7, 2013 8:06 PM

    I’m sorry this happen to such a fine young man with a dazzling career ahead of him.

    My view is that Mike Shanahan has a responsibility to his employer to preserve the value of each player and to get the best out of each man. I think he failed to do this Sunday night by not stepping up, putting his foot down and pulling Griffin from the game.

    I’m certain Dr. Andrews made clear what the risk of re-injury could be and that RGIII made an informed decision to play, but at what point does management decide that the risk is too great?

    Was Shanahan more afraid of the fallout of an angry fanbase and the media? Was Robert worried about being Cutler-ed by the press?

    Ya gotta be a MAN? I would hope that involves having wisdom.

  93. patriotinvasion says: Jan 7, 2013 8:06 PM

    The good news for the Redskins is that they don’t have a game next week. The bad news for the rest of the league is that RG3 will be just fine come next season.

    This happens every year. Guy tears up a knee…people claim the sky is falling…guy comes back fine. Ask AP how his knee felt this year en route to 2,000 yards.

  94. lance227 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:07 PM

    Does anyone how much Ol’ BeadyEyes makes a year to grind his star player’s knee into sawdust? You know we also have him to thank for the annoying TO’s before every last second FG! Oh and nice job with that field prep, Danny Boy! Guess the concessions arent bringing in enough $$$ to cover the cost of new sod?

  95. alphaq2 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:10 PM

    Those of you celebrating this injury are POS’s…You know who you are. Katty kathy, a healthy griffin destroys your squad…deal with it; willson will never be as good as griffin. Enjoy your win low life

  96. wludford says: Jan 7, 2013 8:11 PM

    Well, hope he recovers as well as AP did, which of course was extraordinary.

    If not, the Washington Redskins organization will be paying for this mistake for many, many years to come.

  97. Henry says: Jan 7, 2013 8:18 PM

    Tom Brady can refer RG3 to a very good doctor to fix all that. Guaranteed to put him in the hall of fame. ;)

  98. wludford says: Jan 7, 2013 8:22 PM

    I think Shanahan watched the Vikings-Packers game the night before and decided there’s no way we’re starting our backup QB…

  99. dudeicle says: Jan 7, 2013 8:28 PM

    gotta get me some Toradol…. shooooot, if a guy can get an injury like that and be up and walking a few minutes later, that stuff’s gotta be good!

  100. m1000be says: Jan 7, 2013 8:28 PM

    They are going to need those draft picks, because RGIII will never play a full season for them and will have a very short career at this rate. It’s a shame, because he has such talent, but between the field, coaching style and his small frame he just won’t last that long being a scrambling QB. He needs to adjust to a pocket passer, but it may be too late.

  101. steelers88 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:30 PM

    Bye Bye Bye Redskins! Go Steelers!

  102. belgaron says: Jan 7, 2013 8:31 PM

    Griffin: 3 First Round Picks, 1 Second Round Pick, $21 million.

    FedEx Field Gravel/Grass Deluxe: $10

    Wooden Medical Shack for Examining Sore Knees: $2

    Snyder’s investment to protect his franchise player: worthless.

  103. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 7, 2013 8:41 PM

    Shanahan was willing to end RGIIIs career so he could win the game to save his own career. Everyone including WAS management knows they weren’t going to win the divisional so why do that?

  104. eaglesmaina says: Jan 7, 2013 8:42 PM

    WOW! I am an Eagles fan that thinks RGIII is an incredible talent and I actually looked forward to competeing against him for years to come. Enter a coaching staff who says; well he wanted to stay in! Second knee injury of significance to the same knee. So to the idiot above that stated in 2 months in college he was back to 90% that was 4 years ago, he is older and this is the second injury. He will not see the field next year period if there are tears. If he does he is stupid and I do not think he is stupid. This guy will never be the same. So kiss your read option offense goodbye. Fortunately this guy can throw the ball and read a defense. However he will be about 4 steps faster than Leftwich which isn’t good enough in the NFL.

    Lastly I have heard enough about the cheap shot after the touchdown. That was the best bit of acting I have ever seen! Even the homer announcers said that penalty was bogus. The refs should be embarrassed after that flag.

    Redskins, you’ll make the playoffs again… in 10 years…

  105. ceschatz says: Jan 7, 2013 8:43 PM

    alphaq2 January 7, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

    Those of you celebrating this injury are POS’s…You know who you are. Katty kathy, a healthy griffin destroys your squad…deal with it; willson will never be as good as griffin. Enjoy your win low life
    ____________

    Funny because RW ended the season with a better record + won a playoff game + stayed healthy all season. How many of those things did RG3 do?

  106. buffi001 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:44 PM

    It’s interesting to read the comments of people
    who’ve never touched a football…….or taken a
    medical course…..but are experts on what was done,
    and should have been done!!!!

  107. rukkus1 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:44 PM

    commonsensedude says:Jan 7, 2013 6:34 PM

    Bruce Irvin had better hope that his cheap shot knock down of Griffin to the turf after the touchdown play was over didn’t have a part in aggravating the injury.
    ____________________________

    ya i thought that was a cheap shot at first too. then it became obvious when they wouldnt show it on a replay that it mightve been hogwash. i saw a replay later on of that play and watched it twice. (remember they penalized him, but never took yards away on the ensuing spot of the ball.) they overturned that call. when i saw it on replay, bruce irvin had been hit, lost his balance, and as he was coming up, there was rg3 and he pushed him. had rg3 not been so incredibly crippled, he wouldve never fallen. at that point, it was still on rg3 and shanahan for him being out there. that push wasnt vicious at all being that no one knew how bad he was hurt.

  108. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 7, 2013 8:45 PM

    What if Cousins leads them to 12 wins and wins a playoff game or two next year while Bobby is re-habbing?

  109. ceschatz says: Jan 7, 2013 8:46 PM

    Henry January 7, 2013, 8:18 PM EST

    Tom Brady can refer RG3 to a very good doctor to fix all that. Guaranteed to put him in the hall of fame.
    __________

    Very good doctor who prolonged Brady’s recovery time because he couldn’t control an infection after surgery causing him to switch doctors? Yea, that will help. BTW, when have you ever seen Brady run the ball like RG3 does?

  110. 69finfan says: Jan 7, 2013 8:46 PM

    Lawsuit: Negligent and Unsafe Work Environment.

  111. istateyourname says: Jan 7, 2013 8:47 PM

    RG-NEW-KNEE-#3

    “…that wouldn’t have happened in cleveland…”

    You see Clevelander, they’ve got these games that they play after the season, they’re called “the playoffs”, you might have heard of them, but you probably haven’t seen one in a long, long time. Ask your grandpa, he’ll tell you about them. Anyways, you’d have to be in a playoff game before your coach can ruin you in a playoff game…

  112. sdwat54 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:53 PM

    Not a Redskins fan, but by all accounts, RGIII is a good man from a good family, and inarguably an outstanding athlete.

    I have no idea what was said between medical staff and coaches, or what was going through Shanahan’s mind during that game yesterday (for some reason, my Omniscience button isn’t working), but I hope he comes back well next year.

  113. griffinlookslikebuckwheat says: Jan 7, 2013 9:06 PM

    Logicalvoicesays you are a complete moron. You should do humanity a favor and lay down on a nice set of railroad tracks. I know you will not comply with this so at the very least Logical if you think the game is so fixed and that the league just has it in for your Lord and Savior RG3 then why do you watch. why bother getting on here posting about a fake sport where the outcome is predetermined? It seems more likely to me that you’re just another butthurt Skins fan who is grief stricken over watching that faint hope of being relevant in this league be snatched away by your moron coach lol. Griffin is hurt badly people open your eyes. The kid has torn his ACL before and this time it’s not just his ACL but his LCL as well. The idiots saying oh he needs to call AP are living in a fantasy world. AP recovering in 8 months is not a normal recovery by any stretch of the imagination. Not to mention it was only his FIRST torn ACL not his second. If you seriously think this kid is gonna bounce right back from this you need your head examined. Face it Skins fans you had it made in the shade if the tree didn’t fall. Unfortunately Mike Shanahan brought his chainsaw to last night’s game and you will be very lucky if you ever get RG3 back much less in the 2013 season.

  114. vanillabilla says: Jan 7, 2013 9:06 PM

    They should have realized by how he reacted on that play right before the second touchdown that he was not right. Cousins might have kept them in the game with a 14 point lead. The field was crap.

  115. anthonykornheiser says: Jan 7, 2013 9:08 PM

    Shanahan’s brain must be fried from all that time in the tanning beds. He hurt his team in more ways than one. Alfred Morris is a nice player but he Really benefited from griffin. It’s tough to stop a big back when the defense doesn’t know who has the ball. Is it an option? A handoff? By the time defenses figured out the play, Morris was 3-4 yards past them. With another qb at the helm even for a limited amt of time, Morris isn’t as productive….for the love of god, can we stop talking about this guy already though? I was curious was logical voice would say or nt say at least until next yr, but he’s more annoying than ever.

  116. mokospoko says: Jan 7, 2013 9:09 PM

    I am starting to really lose faith in the NFL. All this garbage about protecting the players is nothing but lies. The refs are being forced to pull flags on violent hits regardless if the hit was sound or not. Teams are being penalized and worse yet players are being fined for playing good football. There should never be a fine unless the action is egregious, period. This is absolutely affecting the integrity and quality of the game. Jerome Harrison is 100% correct in saying the game is even more dangerous and even more prone to crippling injuries because of this. The Redskins are a shameful organization to abuse such a fine athlete such as RGIII. The way he went down untouched at the end was pathetic. It is clear to anyone with common sense that the Skins best chance of winning was the backup Cousins as early as the 2nd quarter. It was his back throwing leg for crying out loud! You could see that it was problem plainly on the throw that Earl Thomas picked off. If RGIII didn’t have anything torn, well he does now. That organization doesn’t deserve RGIII, what a waste. And that field was unacceptable and dangerous to both teams. Keep it up NFL, no worries there, say goodbye to the Kick-off.

  117. onegiantloss says: Jan 7, 2013 9:11 PM

    You morons saying that RGIII deserved this or he’s to blame for this need to let go of your ignorance…he’s obviously a competitor and wanted to be out there fighting for a win for his team. If he didn’t play he’d have been bashed like Cutler was last year…

  118. griffinlookslikebuckwheat says: Jan 7, 2013 9:13 PM

    Blackqbwhiterb you are a moron too. you honestly think Cousins can go 12-4 and “win one or two playoff games”? He got lucky against a Baltimore team that was depleted and lost. I would give that win more to the momentum he got from his home crowd than I would to him. He played marginally well against a very subpar Cleveland team and looked like absolute garbage yesterday. Lmao yeah he’s gonna lead you guys to the playoffs. Hahaha I can’t wait to see Skins fans’ sad little faces next year when they are 5-11 and the armpit of the East yet again!

  119. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:16 PM

    I wanted to whine all year about him running around our slow LBs and secondary next year, but won’t have the chance.

  120. alphaq2 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:22 PM

    ceschatz says:Jan 7, 2013 8:43 PM

    alphaq2 January 7, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

    Those of you celebrating this injury are POS’s…You know who you are. Katty kathy, a healthy griffin destroys your squad…deal with it; willson will never be as good as griffin. Enjoy your win low life
    ____________

    Funny because RW ended the season with a better record + won a playoff game + stayed healthy all season. How many of those things did RG3 do?
    ========================

    Funny because any rational person watching that game would say the Skins were rolling the Seahawks with a RG3 at 50%. It wasn’t until he was limping after trying to throw across his body in the first quarter and was playing at about 25% the rest of the way.

    Funny that RG was the most accurate rookie of ALL TIME. Not to mention that he had the highest rookie QBR of ALL TIME. Like I said, enjoy your playoff win.

    I have no problem with the Seahawks; just people celebrating RG3’s injury as if he deserved it. Not cool and not necessary or called for.

  121. pastabelly says: Jan 7, 2013 9:22 PM

    I’m a Patriots fan and also an RG3 fan. I don’t get the hate for him. He’s a great talent and fun to watch. I despise what Shanahan did to that kid. We all should.

  122. thermalito says: Jan 7, 2013 9:33 PM

    Mike Shanahan is a terrible coach living off a distant past. He should absolutely be fired for this.

  123. photomind89 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:33 PM

    I’m just glad one of our guys was not even close to RG at the time he fell. It would have been excuse 24,560 why they lost. Oh and the Packer fans would have added that as one of their excuses why they lost to us as well just because. Godspeed to your health RG. You are an amazing QB. That last game was not worth your career. I hope you heal back to perfect. Go Hawks.

  124. ravens4fr says: Jan 7, 2013 9:36 PM

    Shanahan is an Evil, arrogant bastard who should’ve been fired for his abdication of responsibilty in this case – simply inexcusable!

  125. 1historian says: Jan 7, 2013 9:46 PM

    “When have you ever seen Brady run the ball like RG3 does?”

    Never.

    When have you ever seen ANY QB run like RG3 does?

    Never

    When have you ever seen a QB like RG3 who has running plays specifically designed for him, (whereas Brady only runs when he has to and usually looks pretty funny doing it) win a Super Bowl?

    Never

    When a QB runs he is going to get special attention from the defenders who hit him. Why else do you think QBs know how to slide?

    Get well kid – the game is more fun to watch with you out there.

  126. donkeykong2011 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:53 PM

    too bad because, as we all know, players simply cannot come back from an ACL injury.

  127. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 7, 2013 10:04 PM

    If Griffin spends 2013 out the whole year, Cousins will make a believer out of you, or I’ll find this logicalvoicesays character and together we’ll take Mike Florio to the best steakhouse in DC…

  128. jasonculhane says: Jan 7, 2013 10:08 PM

    Man, we could all see it was time to pull the plug on RG3 at around the 3rd quarter. We could tell he was gutting it out, but enough is enough, very hopeless to watch.

    One can argue Cousins probably could have given the Redskins a better chance, considering on what he’s already proved and the fact RG3 wasn’t on 2 wheels.

  129. randomguy9999 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    RG3 didn’t learn fast enough, and now he’s taken a concussion and a second serious knee injury…

    Luck got into the playoffs without a scratch

    in the NFL: college scramblers… never…. ever …. work out

    pocket passers have a chance for long franchise careers

  130. johnnyballsack says: Jan 7, 2013 10:25 PM

    thermalito says:
    Jan 7, 2013 9:33 PM
    Mike Shanahan is a terrible coach living off a distant past. He should absolutely be fired for this.
    —————————————–
    I agree. He is living off of John Elway’s past. He was nothing before Elway, and has been a loser since Elway left. His career record without Elway would get almost any other coach fired. Griffin was his meal ticket and he proved he was a loser on how he handled that.

  131. bmacwillconn says: Jan 7, 2013 10:33 PM

    Mike Shanahan can offer up any bs excuse he wants to try and cover for himself. What a disgrace. Indefensible what he did to a young kid too niave to recognize the danger he was putting himself in by continuing to play. Shananan should be fired for cause and escorted from the building. Get well Robert. We’re all pulling for you.

  132. wludford says: Jan 7, 2013 10:36 PM

    When a QB hands the ball off, they hardly ever get injured during the play. When a QB drops back to pass, they are always at risk of getting injured.

    So what does the league do? Change the rules to make it much more advantageous to pass, rather than run, the ball.

    The more they try to protect QBs, the more advantageous it is to pass, and the more passing plays are called. And more injuries have resulted. Not just to QBs, but WRs, DBs, etc., etc.

    In the old days, it was more balanced between run and pass. And if you called too many pass plays, you risked losing your QB for the year, so you were careful about it. Just like if you give a RB too many carries.

    Used to be “good defense and a strong running game win championships.” Nowadays your QB is your ceiling.

    Tell me how this is good for the game.

  133. aljack88 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:40 PM

    Everyone forget about Phillip Rivers back in 2007?

  134. janvanflac says: Jan 7, 2013 10:44 PM

    I’m an Eagles fan and wanted the Skins to lose but was hoping RGIII would make it through the game without further injury….when he threw that interception because he couldn’t step into the throw I thought ok, they are going to pull him because he’s playing on one leg and they have a good backup. But they didn’t and they let him hobble on for another 30 minutes or so. IMO the Redskins should fire Shanahan and if they don’t the league should suspend him. Simply inexcusable to let him play after his leg buckled on him the first time.

  135. 7ransponder says: Jan 7, 2013 10:55 PM

    ‘Skins fans are going to be talking a LOT about AP and what that potentially means for RG3 this off season.

  136. kjbull says: Jan 7, 2013 11:05 PM

    The LCL is for stability…just from looking at the injury you can tell its a grade 3 tear. His knee totally buckled…so its just a matter of determining how bad everything else is and how fast of a healer he is.

    I am going to guess…Week 4 comeback

  137. thebrettman says: Jan 7, 2013 11:11 PM

    When you have a precious resource, you must protect it.. just like the Vikings did with their precious Christian Ponder..

  138. nzyme says: Jan 7, 2013 11:28 PM

    Well I guess you can throw out all those idea of trading Cousins for a decent draft pick…

  139. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 7, 2013 11:33 PM

    It’s interesting to read the comments of people
    who’ve never touched a football…….or taken a
    medical course…..but are experts on what was done,
    and should have been done!!!!

    ***************

    No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night….

  140. japmen says: Jan 8, 2013 12:01 AM

    Shanahan ois the coach right? he has final say right? What a coward not to even have the courage to admit when you screw up. The Dr already had told him that RG3 wasn’t ready the week before. Hope he gets fired.

  141. japmen says: Jan 8, 2013 12:02 AM

    Shanahan is the coach right? he has final say right? What a coward not to even have the courage to admit when you screw up. The Dr already had told him that RG3 wasn’t ready the week before. Hope he gets fired.

  142. draculalambert says: Jan 8, 2013 12:04 AM

    If he sat RG3 and they lost, everyone in here would want Shanny fired for not letting him play…

    Get a hair cut, RG3…mop head

  143. dudeicle says: Jan 8, 2013 12:05 AM

    I don’t get the comments that the field was the problem… the field was a bit hard, sure, but it wasn’t like his foot gripped too much and all the torque was forced onto the knee joint… you know, like what you see on field turf all the time. Now maybe if it was lumpy and he caught a lump awkwardly, that might cause problems, but I think it was going to blow out on that play no matter what the surface

  144. skinsfan91 says: Jan 8, 2013 1:10 AM

    He’s bad as hell. He’ll be back just fine. Just a bump in the road.

  145. defscottyb says: Jan 8, 2013 1:17 AM

    RG3 will be back better than ever and I had no problem with him trying to finish the game. He got the Skins there and deserved to play until he couldn’t anymore. He earned that right. Shanny asked him if he could go and he said he could so coach trusted him. I am so proud of my team for not giving up when they were 3-6. They won 7 straight games and knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs in the process. As far as I am concerned the Skins out played my expectations of them this year. They won the NFC East for the first time since 1999 with a rookie qb, a rookie rb and a make-shift pass-rush and secondary. So, for that I am proud. As per the future I am excited about next year bigtime. We get back Orakpo, Carriker, Meriweather, Helu, Tanard Jackson and others who were hurt this year. Plus we will get a healthy RG3. Let’s be honest… The Skins would of won this game if Griffin was 100%. Seattle is lucky they caught him when he was gimpy. I’m no sore loser so I give credit to a very good Seattle team and esp Wilson, he has alot of talent no doubt and Lynch is good too. The Skins will be back next year stronger than ever… Skins fan shouldn’t be salty, they should be proud. Hail To The Redskins!

  146. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 8, 2013 1:36 AM

    Redskins are mediocre n rg3 is overated! !!

  147. andymuhs says: Jan 8, 2013 2:11 AM

    I for one think RG3 is amazing and I’m a Seahawks fan first and an NFL fan second. I will say out of all the sports blogs I read this site seems to have some really shallow and rude people on it. Not everyone is of course but comments making fun of a guy who is so humble and played hurt knowing the consequences for his team are sickening. Here’s to a healthy recover Robert and I know you will be back in the saddle again. And for the Redskins fans that are trying to complain about how the Seahawks talk to much. They back it up. Garçon and Hall, not so much

  148. steeltuff says: Jan 8, 2013 3:36 AM

    Head coaches, despite being under intense pressure to win a particular game, instead must look at the bigger picture when it comes to their QB’s health. Like Shanahan yesterday, Tomlin did the same thing with Big Ben last year against the Niners — and it cost him. That’s why you have backup QB’s . . . and Cousins showed he could have adequately come in and took over. Something is fishy about Dr. Andrews too. Why did he take so long to comment about his reluctance to let RGIII play so soon after the initial injury that occurred weeks ago?

  149. joetoronto says: Jan 8, 2013 4:58 AM

    I’ve never been a fan of the Redskins but when I saw Griffin’s knee buckle, I wanted to punch the rat in the face.

    Learn from this, Robert. Never, ever trust the rat.

  150. p1nch3dloaf says: Jan 8, 2013 5:03 AM

    patriotinvasion says: Jan 7, 2013 8:06 PM

    “This happens every year. Guy tears up a knee…people claim the sky is falling…guy comes back fine. Ask AP how his knee felt this year en route to 2,000 yards.”

    I’ll ask after Greg Oden returns my call.

  151. escapedconvict says: Jan 8, 2013 5:15 AM

    Advantage, Cousins.

  152. stonedwhitetrash says: Jan 8, 2013 5:54 AM

    RG whatever number, has a problem His head tells him to stand tall in the pocket, but his feet tells him to run.

  153. dannyglover21 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:20 AM

    beerbudsnbevo says:
    Jan 7, 2013 7:40 PM
    “The first thing I did when his leg bent awkwardly was stand up and see if my leg did that. It didn’t. He definitely tore knee ligaments.”

    ******************
    His leg bent like that WITH a brace on…

    What were they thinking with Cousins ready to go…?

    Rest of the NFC EAST laughing now

    ************************

    Yeah the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles are laughing hard from their couches at home. RGIII beat 2/3 of those guys with one leg. You losers better pray this guy is hurt badly…

  154. dannyglover21 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:22 AM

    photomind89 says:
    Jan 7, 2013 9:33 PM
    I’m just glad one of our guys was not even close to RG at the time he fell. It would have been excuse 24,560 why they lost. Oh and the Packer fans would have added that as one of their excuses why they lost to us as well just because. Godspeed to your health RG. You are an amazing QB. That last game was not worth your career. I hope you heal back to perfect. Go Hawks.

    ****************************

    No, there’s only one excuse, and I’m sure you know it better than I do. Good luck, you guys were the better team that night. Robert will be back and we’ll see you guys again.

  155. vicvinegar00 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:31 AM

    Who didn’t see this coming? Every “running QB” eventually has to stop running so much or else they won’t make it. Guys like McNabb had a good 30 pounds on Griffin and still had to stop.

  156. bigblackanvil says: Jan 8, 2013 9:30 AM

    This sight blows!!!

  157. pandebailey says: Jan 8, 2013 6:54 PM

    Florio – if you don’t know what they mean by exploratory surgery, welcome to the 21st century. They now scope knees to explore, to clean up and also to do major reconstruction. When they say exploratory, it means “We can’t tell how bad the damage is until we take a look”.

  158. packfaninvikeland says: Jan 10, 2013 11:41 PM

    vicvinegar00 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:31 AM

    Who didn’t see this coming? Every “running QB” eventually has to stop running so much or else they won’t make it. Guys like McNabb had a good 30 pounds on Griffin and still had to stop.

    The best part about it is..Mcnabb is turning out to be one of the best scrambling QBs in NFL history with how Vick’s career is ending up, V. Young, Tebow, Donte Culpepper, the list goes on and on.. RG3 can’t and wont make it how he is playing . Amazing he only threw 5 ints all season long. He, from what I can tell, is a better pocket passer then those listed above, but putting it all together, in the past 10 years.. only Mcnabb has been able to do it..ok or Big Ben… he’s so slow it doesn’t count lol

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