Robert Griffin III to undergo 'total reconstruction of knee for complete tear of ACL & LCL' | Sharapova's Thigh

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Robert Griffin III will undergo a full knee reconstruction after Dr. James Andrews diagnosed the star Redskins' quarterback with a complete tear of his right ACL and LCL. Andrews will perform the surgery in approximately six hours:

Just absolutely awful news for the star quarterback (and for us football fans that love watching him play), but it's expected that he'll be good to go for the start of the 2013 NFL season. Whether or not this will effect RG3's style of play (and what he can physically do) remains to be seen, but players tend to bounce back well from ACL surgeries in this day and age. Vikings star running back and possible 2012 NFL MVP, Adrian Peterson, is obviously a prime example of that.

And RG3's already bounced back well from an ACL surgery in the past, as Rotoworld points out:

At Baylor, Griffin did bounce back from 2009 ACL surgery to complete 67 percent of his passes with a 22:8 TD-to-INT ratio and eight rushing scores in 2010.
You know Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is now going to really take heat for his decision to let RG3 play (or at least let RG3 play as long as he did) in the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

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