Robert Griffin III Is Out of Surgery

His doctor expects a “full recovery.”

By: Carol Ross Joynt

RG3’s knee surgery has ended in Pensacola, Florida. His doctor, James R. Andrews, released this statement:

“Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a redo 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.”

Griffin collapsed on the field in Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, when his already injured right knee gave way. The Redskins ended up losing the game, closing out what had been a promising and mostly successful 2012 season. The first week of the 2013 regular season is September 8.

We feel confident there will be at least 1,000 updates on Griffin’s recovery between now and then. Stay tuned.