Robert Griffin III has completed his knee surgery and is now recovering as he prepares for a potentially lengthy rehabilitation.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that Griffin’s knee surgery was completed just after noon Wednesday. Dr. James Andrews repaired Griffin’s ACL and LCL.
Griffin’s rehab will keep him in Florida “for the foreseeable future,” Maske reports, with the first six to eight weeks of the rehab being viewed as particularly important.
Estimates on the recovery time have ranged from as short as six months to as long as 12 months, which means anywhere from Griffin being ready for the start of training camp to Griffin missing the entire 2013 season. At this point it’s simply too soon to say.
All that can be said is that this is a major surgery, creating a major question mark about the future of one of the NFL’s brightest young stars.