Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III underwent knee surgery yesterday morning to repair his LCL and ACL injuries, and Dr. James Andrews, the surgeon that performed the procedure, expects him to be ready for the 2013 season, reports Marc Sessler of NFL.com.
Here is part of Andrews’ statement following the surgery:
“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.”
Andrews added that "the goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career."
While RGIII is young and in his prime, a full recovery is no sure bet. However, considering Andrews was the surgeon that oversaw Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s procedure last year and the progress he has since made, there’s certainly reason to hope the Griffin will be able to return and resume where he left off.