The Washington Post—which may have caused some involuntary shivers from Redskins fans today with this front cover—may have some bad news about Robert Griffin III's injury. Citing sources who have seen the quarterback's MRI, the paper says that Griffin III has partial tears of his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL), which could be devestating (as those injuries normally are). We'll know whether the tears are fresh injuries or whether they're from a different time, like when he tore his ACL at Baylor, when the quarterback meets with Dr. James Andrews tomorrow.
From the Washington Post:
One person with knowledge of the situation said Griffin might have to undergo exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the damage and whether the injuries are new. Another said Griffin hopes to avoid full-blown reconstructive surgery if the tears are partial, even if they are new injuries.
A third person familiar with the case, asked whether the ligament damage is new or a matter of previous injuries showing up on Griffin’s MRI, said: “That’s what we’re trying to find out.”
More, obviously, to come.