Successful Surgery for RG3

A press release from the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. James Andrews, the physician who performed surgery on RG3 states,

"Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do 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."

Knee of RG3 buckles in playoff game against Seattle Seahawks.

A LCL or Lateral collateral ligament LCL injury is a stretch, partial tear, or complete tear of the ligament on the outside of the knee.

An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL keeps the knee stable.

RG3 went down in the second half of the game against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday during the team's first game of the 2013 playoffs despite showing signs of limping.

Head coach Mike Shanahan on his decision not to pull the star rookie QB still stands.

“First of all, as a head football coach, you’re used to criticism. You make decisions based on what you think is the right thing to do and you listen to a lot of different people. You get their opinions sometimes during the game, sometimes during practice. Then, you make the call and you’ve got to do what you think is right. I got a lot of criticism for bringing in [quarterback] Kirk Cousins. You’re just used to it. [Wide receiver] Pierre Garçon was ‘a total bust’ in Week 6-7. He couldn’t play. You get used to those types of things. But if you don’t believe in what you’re doing, if people got a chance to be in your shoes and be around the scenario, then maybe they’d understand the decisions you’d make. Robert’s our franchise quarterback and I’m not going to take the chance on his career to win a game. But I also know that when you’ve got the belief in a guy and you feel that he can play at a certain level and the doctors are telling you that he’s OK to go in, then you’ve got to do what you think is right. If I didn’t think it was right, he wouldn’t have been in. It’s just that simple.”

The Seahawks went on to win 24-14, facing the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday.

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