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

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.

86 responses to “Dr. Andrews hopes and believes RG3 will be ready for season

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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 .

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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!!

  24. 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…

  25. 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.

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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

  31. 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….

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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!!!!!

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

    Well it will make for dramatic television again!

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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!

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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

  46. 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.

  47. 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,

  48. 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.

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

  50. 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?

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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!

  54. 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!

  55. 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

  56. 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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