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Dr. Andrews hopes and believes RG3 will be ready for season

Washington Redskins' Griffin is helped up after being tackled by Baltimore Ravens defense during their NFL football game in Landover Reuters

As you surely know by now, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had knee surgery in Florida on Tuesday.

That leads to the natural followup question about when he’ll be able to get back on the football field. Estimates have varied wildly so far and it will likely be a long while before we have any concrete idea about when Griffin will be ready. In a statement released via the Redskins, Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery, said that they’re shooting for September.

“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.”

There’s a long way to go until the 2013 season is upon us. Griffin’s likely going to be rehabbing his knee for most if not all that time in order to be ready.

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86 Responses to “Dr. Andrews hopes and believes RG3 will be ready for season”
  1. cakemixa says: Jan 9, 2013 3:36 PM

    Of course he does.

  2. sadskinsfan89 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:38 PM

    Its all for ticket sales. There is no way he will be ready.

  3. bugorfeature says: Jan 9, 2013 3:39 PM

    His doctor says:
    ” due to Robert’s high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season.”

    Motivated or not the body sometimes just needs time to heal. I wish him luck.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 9, 2013 3:39 PM

    The RG3urrection has begun. T-Minus 8 months until Robert returns to make those who celebrated his injury pay dearly. Redskins 2013 NFC #1 seed.

  5. armchairqb says: Jan 9, 2013 3:40 PM

    Bunk. There’s a difference between “healthy enough to be cleared to play” and “ready for the season.”

    Shanahan doesn’t see this distinction, however. So prepare for a subpar 2013 from a kinda-healthy RGIII.

    As long as Shanahan doesn’t put the guy back in the hospital, he’ll be back to form by 2014.

  6. jwcarlson says: Jan 9, 2013 3:42 PM

    Sissy… I was playing golf a week after my LCL/ACL repair.

  7. wwwfella says: Jan 9, 2013 3:42 PM

    why rush? they messed up letting him continue playing and now their gonna rush him back. let him sit out a year so he can play the next 10.

  8. robf2010 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:45 PM

    Andrews is the best in the business. Good Luck, RGIII.

  9. footballfan01 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:45 PM

    Luck is better. So is Wilson.

  10. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:45 PM

    Griffin is out of the league. No one wants him now. We take time to laugh at this lowly organization and their consistent failures.

  11. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Jan 9, 2013 3:45 PM

    Here’s to a speedy recovery. Good luck Griffin! Get well fast!

  12. longislandcowboysfan33 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:46 PM

    He might be back, but I bet they stop going in that pistol formation for a LONG time. This is not college and now he has a bum knee.

    Make him a pocket passer now and that is a win for the rest of the teams in the division!

    Go Cowboys!

  13. dbones750 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    2 ACLs already!? Where are all the annoying RG3 guys at now?

    He’ll be known as the best QB to never play a full season. Mark it down.

    RW3 runs to make plays. RG3 runs b/c he thinks he has to impress everyone. What a dummy going back into the game with a tore up knee in his ROOKIE year! Good way to start your pro career.

  14. seattlecoug says: Jan 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    Yes, I was hoping for another story about Bob Griffin’s knee! Please, only 4 more stories about it today – that would be great…..

  15. pillowporkers says: Jan 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    Talk to Adrian Peterson RG3. Do whatever he did (although be prepared in case AD says, “I’m just a genetic freak”).

  16. ldfontenot says: Jan 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    The best of luck to RGIII in his recovery; hope he returns for next season. He will play smarter in the future and he and his team will be better for it.

  17. jbcommonsense says: Jan 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    RGIII, you are the man, if anybody can do it you can! But here’s some advice for you: Don’t EVER let Shanahan pressure you to put your health at serious risk like that again!

  18. sfkforever says: Jan 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    in other words….he’s done

  19. captainwisdom8888 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:50 PM

    You can bet AP will be giving this guy a ring sometime soon to wish him well and provide some positive reinforcement on the recovery process.

    RG3 is in the same mold as Peterson, they’re both physical specimens from some other planet so I expect the Redskins QB will heal up inexplicably fast.

  20. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 9, 2013 3:50 PM

    Maybe someone other than the team doctor should make the decision. I hope Rg3 has his own doctors.

  21. tripplebirdie says: Jan 9, 2013 3:51 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 9, 2013 3:39 PM
    The RG3urrection has begun. T-Minus 8 months until Robert returns to make those who celebrated his injury pay dearly. Redskins 2013 NFC #1 seed.

    ——————-

    how’d that last countdown work for ya?

  22. onearmsteven says: Jan 9, 2013 3:53 PM

    jwcarlson says:
    Jan 9, 2013 3:42 PM
    Sissy… I was playing golf a week after my LCL/ACL repair.

    no you weren’t. liar.

  23. jwreck says: Jan 9, 2013 3:53 PM

    jwcarlson says: Jan 9, 2013 3:42 PM

    Sissy… I was playing golf a week after my LCL/ACL repair.
    ___________
    Sarcasm doesn’t come across well on the internet, but I’m 90% sure this guy’s joking around.

    As for my thoughts on the article, I love that the Redskins are dominating the headlines, but we should probably drop the subject for a month, then see how things are going. In the meantime, Griffin should set up sessions with AP’s physical therapist, and stay as far away from Derrick Rose’s as humanly possible.

  24. pixelito says: Jan 9, 2013 3:54 PM

    Gale Sayers II

  25. nfloracle says: Jan 9, 2013 3:55 PM

    I just hope RG3 has a rehabilitation team around him that will respect him enough to forget the short-term BS thinking that Shanahan engaged in while letting an obviously wounded man play long after he should have been pulled and instead help him heal properly so he can realize his great potential for a long and satisfying career.

    In other words, keep Shanahan 100% out of the decisions about when RG3 will be ready to go again too.

    My comments are also predicated on RG3 being smart and mature enough to have learned a serious lesson about not sacrificing long-term goals to play while seriously injured .

  26. crappygovernment says: Jan 9, 2013 3:56 PM

    RG III = Tebow minus the toughness, leadership and playoff win!

  27. schmitty2 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:59 PM

    jwcarlson says:Jan 9, 2013 3:42 PM

    Sissy… I was playing golf a week after my LCL/ACL repair.

    Playing golf on PS3 doesn’t count

  28. onearmsteven says: Jan 9, 2013 3:59 PM

    longislandcowboysfan33 says:
    Jan 9, 2013 3:46 PM
    He might be back, but I bet they stop going in that pistol formation for a LONG time. This is not college and now he has a bum knee.

    Make him a pocket passer now and that is a win for the rest of the teams in the division!

    Go Cowboys!

    right, because he got hurt when they were in the pistol formation. and that college offense torched you bums.

  29. pilot2011 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:02 PM

    well Thomas Davis has had 3 ACL surgeries; the last one done by Dr. Andrews… So whatever he did evidently worked for Davis.

    rg3 will be fine

  30. donmcg2012 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:02 PM

    I hope he’s ready too, he’s one of my 4 keepers.

  31. bartlettruss says: Jan 9, 2013 4:03 PM

    I’ve been hearing for years, including recent years, that an ACL tear is a 9 month injury. I don’t know about the LCL but obviously it creates another variable.

    Griffin being ready in September sounds optimistic.

  32. azarkhan says: Jan 9, 2013 4:06 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says: Griffin is out of the league. No one wants him now. We take time to laugh at this lowly organization and their consistent failures.

    Says a fan of the only team to lose to Tim Tebow in the playoffs. LOL!

  33. barnesaintnoble says: Jan 9, 2013 4:06 PM

    He’ll be fine, but if he’s expecting to heal like adrian peterson did he’s crazy and is going to damage his knee even more when he comes back to soon. If I’m the redskins, I’m playing cousins AT LEAST the first 4 weeks of the season, maybe even up to game 6. Shanahan is an idiot for not benching him in the playoff game, but RG3 is also way too competitive and wasn’t thinking about his future enough. If you have to have your orthopedic surgeon on the sidelines, you probably shouldn’t play.

  34. rbhttr says: Jan 9, 2013 4:07 PM

    Griffin is out of the league. No one wants him now. We take time to laugh at this lowly organization and their consistent failures.

    Steeler fans are so classy.

  35. deltaoracle says: Jan 9, 2013 4:09 PM

    Prognosis is better than if he’d had the surgery in NY, Philly, or Dallas.

  36. eljefe322 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    Did Dr. Andrews find evidence that the knee injury was due to bad karma, as per the Washington Post? Now THAT would be news.

  37. jameyjame says: Jan 9, 2013 4:14 PM

    The RG3urrection has begun. T-Minus 8 months until Robert returns to make those who celebrated his injury pay dearly. Redskins 2013 NFC #1 seed.
    —————————————————-

    put the sauce down man,,,your incoherent.

  38. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:15 PM

    redskins fans are so annoying, u guys got a one trick pony QB that is only effective with a option college type offense, take that away and u see his stats from seattle game 68 yards passing, haha a joke!!

  39. mn2long says: Jan 9, 2013 4:18 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:

    “The RG3urrection has begun. T-Minus 8 months until Robert returns to make those who celebrated his injury pay dearly. Redskins 2013 NFC #1 seed.”

    Yeah…sounds logical to me…

  40. bigbluenationdb says: Jan 9, 2013 4:18 PM

    All I know is maybe this will humble the guy. I got so tired of seeing him point to the sky and praise the heavens. He does seem like he is high maintenance.

    I will take ole goofy Eli any day of the week. At least I know he will be there for 16 weeks and can perform on the big stage.

    Will be interesting to see if RG3 can run a pro-style offense now that the read option will probably be scrapped. He appeared to struggle most of the season when he had to get to his 2nd and 3rd reads. Unlike Wilson and Luck he couldn’t do much from the pocket.

  41. paul82461 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:20 PM

    Not a chance in HELL hes ready. God Luck, as a previous person said its all for ticket sales now.

  42. 97tahoe says: Jan 9, 2013 4:21 PM

    Adrian Peterson was able to come back week 1 of the following season, although he was used sparingly
    in the first 3 games. My best guess is RGIII may play sometime in the 2nd half of next season. I wish him the best.

  43. gnomad says: Jan 9, 2013 4:22 PM

    The pistol formation has nothing to do with any of his injuries this year. The hits against atl and Baltimore were during the kinds of runs made by any traditional qb. The injuries during the Seahawks game were on a roll out and a bad snap. The running and play style aren’t the issue. The hubris, arrogance and stupidity of youth coupled with an outdated he man attitude led to him playing on a gimped leg which led to the current situation. If he rushes back without full stability, the same attitudes will be in place and he will bend it funny after numbing it again.

    I am a huge fan of his as a player and as a person. I hope he doesn’t try to prove toughness to his own detriment again.

  44. jammer73 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:26 PM

    Thank goodness…another RG Knee headline update. We could have used a few more of them today.

  45. nagaswan says: Jan 9, 2013 4:29 PM

    I want a second opinion!
    “you’re also lazy”

  46. tyler4richardson says: Jan 9, 2013 4:29 PM

    It was a good season to be a Skins fan, too bad your only hope of consistent success had his knee ruined in year one.

  47. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:30 PM

    RG3 is only good now for a hoveround chair

  48. skins1044 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:31 PM

    Yes I am a huge Skins Fan for years! Yes I’m huge RG3 Fan! I also understand why maybe rival teams fans from the NFC east or teams fans that play the Skins with any kind of regularity want to see them out of the playoffs or question why they have RG3 in the game when he seemed to be getting worse with the injury. But (1) why in the hell are fans from other teams that absolutely have no rivalry what so ever with the Skins bashing them and (2) actually rooting for another man’s injury? You know who you are and how sick is it that you’re actually rooting for another man to have a serious injury, and then when they fix it you kick the man while he is down hoping he never is able to play again. This is not just a sport it’s the man’s future and livelihood. You don’t like the Skins and want to root like hell for your team that’s fine and I respect that! But never root for a player to get seriously injured or to not recover from it. Show some class!

  49. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:34 PM

    yo skins fans….quit using AP as an example of coming back like a boss, AP is a freak of nature a man beast, IRG3 is a wirey puney kid

  50. fatsack1 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:36 PM

    As a skins fan…..I have just this to say…….

    Robert-Please man learn to slide…extend your career bro….

    Kyle-Why in the hell are you still calling running plays for Robert when you know the dude is 50% at best…..Run alfred…..

    Mike-Be the head coach and take charge of the situation. That is included appropriate play calling and taming your young superstars will/ego when necessary….

  51. badintent says: Jan 9, 2013 4:41 PM

    Bottom line is there are tons of pro jocks that own their careers to Dr. Andrews’s great surgery. Even if they never play another game, they can go on to have long sucessfulpain free lives with their families and friends with different careers. If RG 3 never plays another down, I hopoe he goes back to schoool , gets a MBA and becomes a successful sports agent or investment banker. But not a lawyer, We don’t need anymore of them.

  52. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:41 PM

    redskins=always FAIL!!!!!

  53. quinndantes says: Jan 9, 2013 4:45 PM

    Common sense hopes he’ll live to see his 30s.

  54. bonniebengal says: Jan 9, 2013 4:48 PM

    And if he isn’t ready, he’ll probably play anyway. Hope he learned from that mistake and waits til he gets healthy to come back. You don’t throw away a career for one game.

  55. lionsdraftguy says: Jan 9, 2013 4:56 PM

    I like RGIII, but this sucks because already all we ever hear about is RGIII, now thats REALLY gonna be all we hear about for the next year. RGIII this, RGIII that. Turn on NFL Network to hear the latest from Redskins camp and about RGIII……ESPN will have updates every day on RGIII…

    Not looking forward to it.

    BUT, the bright side is at least RGIII isnt a tool like Jim Harbaugh and the rest of that organization.

  56. S.Nevada says: Jan 9, 2013 4:57 PM

    Amuses me how many people claim ‘he’s done’, ‘can’t recover’ etc.. Probably a bunch of NFCE/NFC fans.

    You saw what he/the Redskins did against one of the best defenses in the league to start the game, it was only after he got dinged up again that he couldn’t be effective (you try to throw without actually planting). If Griffin doesn’t get hurt, I have no doubt the Redskins roll against Seattle.

    So, instead of rambling, I’ll just say that it sounds like a lot of you are scared.

  57. horseshoegirl58 says: Jan 9, 2013 5:09 PM

    On May 24, 2011, Colts nation was told #18 had undergone a successful neck surgery and would b ready for camp in early August. Don’t believe everything ur told!!!!!

  58. ilovefoolsball says: Jan 9, 2013 5:23 PM

    So they’ll make the same mistake and send him out there before he’s ready.

    Well it will make for dramatic television again!

  59. stopdk12 says: Jan 9, 2013 5:31 PM

    This guy is getting ready to something so special it will be talked about for decades… Don’t honk for one second that this kid doesn’t know it either…

    Think Curt Schilling and the bloody sock.

  60. pappavike says: Jan 9, 2013 5:40 PM

    Even being a Vikings fan, I hate to see such a great athlete hurt so bad! Best of luck RG3

  61. johnnyjagfan says: Jan 9, 2013 5:49 PM

    #whytheydraftedcousins

  62. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 9, 2013 5:54 PM

    On May 24, 2011, Colts nation was told #18 had undergone a successful neck surgery and would b ready for camp in early August. Don’t believe everything ur told!!!!!

    thank u!!! prime example, IRG3 2013

  63. boyshole25 says: Jan 9, 2013 5:57 PM

    I hope he sits out entire year let cousins go in there by the time he gets back skins have cap money back and aren’t hamstrung by lack of picks

  64. redskinfansince82 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:04 PM

    In my Bain Voice, “Of course he will.” Man can you imagine when the Golden Child returns to start at home. FEdEx Will be Rockin. On a personal note to Mr. Snyder please replace that sand box you call a football field before he returns!

  65. justintuckrule says: Jan 9, 2013 6:14 PM

    If the schedule makers have any pity on us after giving us the most difficult 2012 schedule and making us play GB, Atl, and Balt in Dec. (2/3 on road) to make the playoffs, they will schedule us to get our 2 div. games with Wash over with by mid-Oct.

  66. 00reo says: Jan 9, 2013 6:18 PM

    It’s always very comforting for me when my doctor starts his prognoses w/ “I hope”….

  67. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 9, 2013 6:20 PM

    That was major reconstruction knee surgery but of course the team doctors predict he will be all good on September 8. In time for the first game.

    Redskins paid a lot for RG and they are going to ride that horse for everything they can get.

  68. Cereal says: Jan 9, 2013 6:31 PM

    “hopes and believes”

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement from a medical professional

  69. jckid21 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:38 PM

    He will be ready for the start of the season after surgery and a diet of HGH 3 times a day for 5 months.

    This has been coined the Adrian Peterson diet.

  70. ceschatz says: Jan 9, 2013 6:40 PM

    logicalvoicesays January 9, 2013, 3:39 PM EST

    The RG3urrection has begun. T-Minus 8 months until Robert returns to make those who celebrated his injury pay dearly. Redskins 2013 NFC #1 seed.
    ————————-
    Nobody celebrated his injury, we celebrated in hopes that you would finally disappear. Guess our hopes and dreams were too high

  71. ravgt says: Jan 9, 2013 6:43 PM

    For those guys who say it’s all about the ticket sales, ARE YOU KIDDIN’ ME? The Redskins have sold out every season for the last 2 centuries. I don’t think ticket sales are the motivator.

  72. samapoc says: Jan 9, 2013 7:12 PM

    Andrews’ bank account gets bigger and bigger with every story.

  73. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 9, 2013 7:23 PM

    if they drafted cousins, then they mustve knew that his style of QB (running) wouldnt last long in the nfl, i remember skins fans after they drafted rg3 said, “he a pure pocket passer qb only” hes this, hes that, but i see the style of offense they ran, and thats a Tebow style of offense and we all know hes no pocket passer qb,

  74. sikologik says: Jan 9, 2013 7:32 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says:
    Jan 9, 2013 3:45 PM
    Griffin is out of the league. No one wants him now. We take time to laugh at this lowly organization and their consistent failures.

    Hey, how’d your playoff run go this yea– oh wait.

  75. theblowtorchreview says: Jan 9, 2013 7:42 PM

    I wish RG3 luck because I don’t believe a word out of Shanny’s or the doctor’s mouth!

  76. washstnative says: Jan 9, 2013 7:42 PM

    I hear Flynn is available. Got draft picks?

  77. oreo51 says: Jan 9, 2013 8:51 PM

    So, once again the Redskins organization is going to rush him out onto the field before he is completly well. What did RG3 do to deserve having his career cut short by this mismanagement?

  78. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Jan 9, 2013 9:06 PM

    SIT HIM and let him recover. Isn’t this supposed to be the franchise QB or is Shanny going to ruin it before it even starts

  79. randomguy9999 says: Jan 9, 2013 9:12 PM

    scramblers are never franchise QBs ….. for this reason

  80. phaktor333 says: Jan 9, 2013 9:22 PM

    Peterson’s recovery from an ACL injury may have unfairly raised the bar. RGIII needs to take his time and if he is not ready by preseason, don’t try to be a hero, get on the PUP like a man.

  81. boyshole25 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:02 PM

    Peytonsneck sits in his moms basement giddy with excitement about rgs injury your pathetic

  82. djgonzo70 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:57 PM

    Correct me if im wrong but im pretty sure i watched this Rookie lead his team to a division title on one leg for the last month of the season, he will be able to get more done on 1.5 legs than 20 other qbs in the league , haters gonna hate, everything about this guy scream winner and he proved it

  83. djohnson757 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:59 PM

    How is it Karma that we gave up what we did for him and he gets hurt?….Sounds like other teams need to get their bank roll up!….Karma will be when we make the playoffs next year!….HATERS GONNA HATE!….HAIL!

  84. pointwithinthecircle says: Jan 9, 2013 11:25 PM

    That’s right……..Ben ain’t so big now with the new so called offensive coordinator. As a matter of fact, the Steelers offense with Little Ben is quite offensive. 0-3……….upon his much to do about nothing return. His old ass needs to to reconsider the career change, ……..as you watched the Skins from the house just like Ben. HAIL TO THE REDSKINS! Hater!

  85. bigblackanvil says: Jan 10, 2013 8:01 AM

    Why does this site give jerks like Peytonsneck so much attention. He says nothing constructive. His arguments usually based on ….” because my mom says so”. No facts. Nothing realistic to support his arguments. Does this kid even have a team he supports? He’s just a troll. I come here to talk trash a little but this punk crosses the line way too much. He’s just another internet tough guy who is really softer than baby $^!T !!!! HTTR

  86. jwreck says: Jan 10, 2013 1:51 PM

    bigblackanvil says: Jan 10, 2013 8:01 AM

    Why does this site give jerks like Peytonsneck so much attention. He says nothing constructive. His arguments usually based on ….” because my mom says so”. No facts. Nothing realistic to support his arguments. Does this kid even have a team he supports? He’s just a troll. I come here to talk trash a little but this punk crosses the line way too much. He’s just another internet tough guy who is really softer than baby $^!T !!!! HTTR
    _______
    Ya think?

    To be fair, peyton hasn’t actually been around for a while. Until Sunday, Washington was one of the hottest teams in the NFL, so all of his comments were made as reason/logic guy, so that everyone on PFT would hate the Redskins, their players, and their fanbase.

    Now that the Skins are in a world of hurt, he can go back to being peytonsneck and just dump on them 24/7.

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