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Report: RGIII May Have Partial Tears of Two Knee Ligaments

Washington Post quotes sources who say MRI suggests tears to ACL, LCL

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Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said today that the full extent of Robert Griffin III's right knee injury is currently unknown. The quarterback will visit renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Florida Tuesday to undergo testing, according to Shanahan.

However, according to a report from The Washington Post, an MRI shows partial tears of the ACL and LCL.

“Right now, I really don’t know,” Shanahan said during his press conference Wednesday when pressed for details. “Everything right now is total speculation."

Griffin aggravated his knee during Sunday's 24-14 season-ending loss to the Seattle Seahawks. After tweaking it during a first-quarter scramble, RGIII limped throughout the rest of the game before it finally gave out late in the fourth quarter. As he attempted to corral a bad snap, Griffin's knee buckled underneath him, sending him to the ground in obvious pain. He was finally removed from the game and replaced by Kirk Cousins. 

"When adversity strikes you respond in one of two ways," Griffin tweeted right as Shanahan's press conference began Monday. "You step aside and give in .Or you step up and fight."


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