Known as the best orthopedic surgeon in sports, Dr. James Andrews released a statement through the team Wednesday following the surgery he performed on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
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.
A “re-do of his previous reconstruction?” So, you mean, just, reconstruction?
Along with many others surrounding this whole knee ordeal, it sounds to me like Andrews is trying to keep his hands as clean as possible. Although it’d be nice to sit this guy in front of the media and badger him with questions, don’t look forward to anything of the sort.
And I wouldn’t expect Griffin back in time for the 2013 season-opener.