Griffin’s knee exam goes late into the day

AP

When it comes to the condition of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee, no news is likely bad news.

Still, the news remains no news.

According to Mark Maske and Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the latest examination of Griffin’s knee by Dr. James Andrews was ongoing, as of 4:42 p.m. ET.

On Monday, the Post reported that a Sunday night MRI conducted on Griffin’s knee suggested at least partial tears of the ACL and LCL in Griffin’s right knee.  And that’s not good, given that the MRI conducted exactly four weeks earlier unequivocally showed no structural damage to the joint.

The only questions at this point is the extent of the damage, and the amount of time that will be needed to get Griffin back to 100 percent.  Or as close to that as he ever will again be.

51 responses to “Griffin’s knee exam goes late into the day

  1. Seahawks fan here rooting for a quick and complete recovery for RGIII… and the quick replacement of the dirt at FED EX with decent turf.

  2. why continue to pile on and speculate about the kids knee… it is what it is. and to continue to imply that he somehow is washed up at 22 with his athleticism, drive, and smarts is just crazy… did you even watch Adrian Peterson this year?

  3. It just goes to prove that a scrambling QB inevitably will get injured at some point in his career. RGIII’s just came early and it just may be the only year that we will see him play at the level he did in the first 13 games.

  4. Am I the only one who is not too worried about the damage long term? Seems to me it’s less serious than the one Adrian Peterson had and he came back just fine. Rg3 is a great pocket passer so there’s that, plus 7 months before he takes any hits. I feel like he will be fine. Thumbs up if you agree, thumbs down if I am in fact crazy.

  5. I hope he’s going to be fine. Never want to see any player get hurt. It also goes to show, you shouldn’t mortgage your future draft picks for one player.

  6. He’ll still be a great quarterback after he gets healed up. He’ll probably be even better as he’ll want to do anything to avoid taking a nasty hit like that again. He now knows that he’s not completely invincible.

    But he still has a grenade launcher for an arm. He still is evasive even if he’s just moving around the pocket and not racing down the field. When his leg is healthy, he has amazing accuracy. And he still has that winning attitude. RG3 will be just fine.

  7. hater79 says: Jan 8, 2013 6:08 PM

    “Or as close to that as he ever will again be.”

    Hyperbole much?
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    Not really. For every Adrian Peterson who plays like he never got hurt, there’s a Daunte Culpepper or Jamal Anderson who are never the same again.

  8. hopefully this is a lesson to all the teams about the dangers of running the read option on the nfl level. shanahan should have known an injury of this nature was inevitable.

  9. stopdk12 says:
    Jan 8, 2013 6:14 PM
    why continue to pile on and speculate about the kids knee… it is what it is. and to continue to imply that he somehow is washed up at 22 with his athleticism, drive, and smarts is just crazy… did you even watch Adrian Peterson this year?
    ———————-

    Amen.

    He will be fine. Worst case we miss him for the first 1/4 of the season.

  10. A player re-injured his knee in a football game. That’s the beginning and end of the story.

    Everything else is sheer speculation. Everything. Including the current condition of the player’s knee.

    A lineman on the New York injured his knee in the Super Bowl last year. While being tested on the sideline the injury was exacerbated. Should the NFLPA be investigating that conduct by the Giants medical staff? No.

    Injuries happen despite the best medical attention and preventive steps. By suggesting that RGIII might never fully recover the author is either revealing a bias or attempting to inject an agenda into an otherwise routine occurrence.

  11. Griffin is a bust, Roethlisberger is a bust… in Canton. Whoa, we are great.

  12. this is why luck is better, will stay healthier longer, doesn’t need his legs to be successful. love rg3, but all the homers who as on the rg3 is better wagon need to face reality. luck is bigger, stronger and more durable, plus he has Better mechanics. hope rg3 gets healthy so we can continue to have this debate for a long time.

  13. “The only questions at this point is the extent of the damage, and the amount of time that will be needed to get Griffin back to 100 percent”

    ————-

    Well, we’re sure glad you cleared up all the other important questions first. Those are just minor details.

  14. Man gotta know his limation. Ask Jay Cutler. He went out and people chastised him. Now, RGIII tried to be a hero. And people chastised him and his coach for being reckless. C’mon Man.. Damn if you, Damn if you don’t.

  15. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says:
    “Griffin is a bust, Roethlisberger is a bust… in Canton. Whoa, we are great.”
    ——
    “We’re not here to cause no trouble
    We’re just here to do the 8-8 Shuffle!”

  16. All do respect to RG3. He’s not AP. Anybody who thinks he will come back like him if it indeed is a full tear of his ACL is kidding themselves. AP is a freak of nature

  17. From an Eagles fan, wishing you a speedy recovery Robert. The poor Skins haven’t had a franchise QB since probably Sammy Baugh (though they have won many Super Bowls). I think it is great for the rivalry and hope he doesn’t miss too much time.

  18. You can blame Shanny, The Doc, or RG3 but the fact remains he is a product of a MILITARY Father and Mother. Who (Thank God) don’t know what defeat is. I beleive RG3 was doing exactly the way he was brought up (“Never give up, do or die”) What a refreshing Attitude from this young man. I wish him nothing but good luck and Issue no blame to him or anyone , JUST get well soon and a return to the field will be Welcomed by all.

  19. If Billy Kilmer can absolutely destroy his knee (driving into the San Franciso Bay anyone?), permanently lose his dual threat, and STILL take the Redskins to the Super Bowl …

  20. As much as I like RG3 and hope he has a great career, I can’t help but think he’s got a lot of Michael Vick in him. Can’t seem to avoid the contact. Vick’s a petty small framed guy…not just “short” but small framed. Thankfully RG3 isn’t quite as small framed. Hopefully that helps to keep him healthy in the future. The game needs him as much as he needs the game.

  21. namath got into canton, so I guess roethlisberger has a chance. his candidacy is built on 2 super bowl wins. he can’t play a full season and has mediocre numbers in an era of unprecedented passing numbers. Harrison, Polamalu, keisel, farrior, Ike Taylor and Hampton should all get in too, because they had just as much to do with winning those rings. Ben career super bowl stats 3 TD’s vs. 5 Ints. sounds like HOF numbers to me. he’s never been a top 3 an at anytime in his career. joke if he makes the hall on his current accomplishments.

  22. @rg3sus
    You may be crazy but that doesn’t have anything to do with RG3. What you do have is hope and as far as I am concerned, that is a good thing.

  23. I really hope he makes a full recovery as he is a dynamic player and a good kid. With that being said I sure love seeing “logicalvoicessays” have to keep his yapper shut

  24. Prayin for u rg3 many people who never played a sport can speculate all they want but as an athlete I understand why u wanted to play and itz a playoff game! Now due to vison problems I never even took a sniff at playin college ball and I only started my senior year but I had a bad high ankle sprain but I took some meds taped it up and finished the game I played oline and dline and forced a game sealin fumble…granted dat nothn like an acl and lcl tear but I look at wat drives a man…not wat a man drives

  25. Did you see Dr. Andrews come out of the medical room shaking his head after they took RG3 in??? That was a sign to you Mike Shanahan to take your QB out of the game. The guy is a brilliant doctor.

  26. Im a Giants fan, and as much as I would prefer to not see RGIII play the Gmen ever again, I would hate to see an inury mar his career after only 1 season.

    I think the silver lining might be that, after seeing what can happen after just one year of relying on mobility, RGIII hopefully has enough smarts, talent and time left in his career to become a more traditional QB instead of relying on his legs.

    On the other hand, imagine if he pulled an Adrian Peterson and came back even better after an ACL injury.

  27. I understand that Redskin fans are trying to be optimitic and everyone is pointing to Adrian Peterson as a ray of hope but the difference between RG3 and Peterson is this will be his SECOND surgery on a knee that is already being held together by screws and bands.

    Look at what happen to Terrell Thomas this year for the Giants. He had an ACL while at USC then tore that same ACL last season, came back and tried to play this year and tore it again.

    Coming back from an ACL can be done but not many make it back from two. Maybe this kid is a freak of nature like AP and he will be able come back but to think that knee will hold up long term with his style of play. It ain’t happening.

  28. hes DONE!!!! one year in the league and the hype is over, hes a gimmick QB that is only effective in a option style offense, u see what he did when his legs were taken away from him, 60 yards passing in 3 qtrs, rg3 is no saviour, hes done!!!

  29. @ronnyhanson

    Bro the read option is a small potion of an offense that’s got a lot to it. It’s the read option, mixed with Shanahans offense, mixed with Kyles offense. And that offense was on of the tops on the league. So is that the lesson you were talking about? And RG3 didn’t get hurt on an read option or designed qb run all year, or did you not watch the games? He was hurt trying to make plays after the play broke down. So yeah, I’m guessing this lesson your talking about is complete nonesense.

  30. NFL Network just said it’s a torn LCL and they’ll evaluate the ACL during the surgery to repair the LCL. Hope he comes back good as new because he is fun to watch.

  31. Also a Giants fan here, I feel awful for the kid whose an electric talent & excellent leader. He’s a fiery competitor so I can understand his desire to stay in the game, but as a franchise & coach (who sold the farm to get him) there is no way he should have been playing. To me, its screams of a loser mentality that willing to risk the entire future of the franchise to win a wild card playoff game. Act like you ve been there before Shanahan/Wash… and you ll be there again. Hope the kid recovers & regains his form for his own well being / career

  32. Now you and this…

    Patriot42 says:
    Jan 8, 2013 6:15 PM
    It just goes to prove that a scrambling QB inevitably will get injured at some point in his career. RGIII’s just came early and it just may be the only year that we will see him play at the level he did in the first 13 games.

    ————————————————

    Oh and when Brady and Rothlisberger, Peyton, Foles, and the numerous other pocket passers got hurt what is your explanation? Oh and btw all QB’s scramble….

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