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Report: Robert Griffin III to Undergo Surgery on Torn LCL

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will undergo surgery on his right knee Wednesday morning, according to a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

At that time, Dr. James Andrews will determine how much damage has been done to RGIII's ACL.

Andrews indicated that the chance Griffin will need reconstructive ACL surgery is close to 100 percent, saying LCL surgery without ACL surgery almost never happens. Recovery time is estimated to be 9-12 months.

"Thank you for your prayers and support," Griffin tweeted Wednesday. "I love God, my family, my team, the fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season."

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Griffin suffered a partially torn LCL during Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. In an early December win over the Baltimore Ravens, Griffin suffered a Grade 1 sprain of the same LCL, an injury which he aggravated Sunday to the point that his knee gave way late in the fourth quarter.

"Because of the previous injury, doctors initially could not determine Monday if his ACL was partially or completely torn and doctors don't know what surgery should be performed," Schefter reported.

Griffin tore the ACL in his right knee in 2009 during his sophomore season at Baylor and missed more than half of the season.


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