At this point, all we really need for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery is a few television cameras, and the yellow first down line where Dr. James Andrews is making an incision.
Now, his father has added his voice to the chorus, with RG2 saying that RG3’s right ACL wasn’t completely torn, but was repaired anyway.
“Robert’s ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession,” Griffin II said in a text message to Jim Corbett of USA Today. “You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace.”
The LCL (one of the lesser known CLs) was torn, and both were reconstructed by Andrews.
Griffin’s father said there was no evidence of the ACL tear on the initial MRIs, which might explain some of the early ambiguity about his condition.
Given that it’s the second ACL surgery for RG3, and the fact there’s other damage, an Adrian Peterson-type miracle rehab might be hard to pull off.
But what we know for now is that he’s in for a significant time away, and there are enough reports to go on that it’s impossible to know at the moment how long it will take.
Now that dad’s chimed in, perhaps the last man left to check with is Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, to see if the Redskins should have shut RG3 down Stephen Strasburg-style for the good of the franchise.