Some good news from the doctor of all doctors this afternoon. Via Jay Glazer and that damn tmi.me thing he uses on twitter, Dr.Andrews released a comment after 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.”

That last part is huge. Robert Griffin’s play on the field has been a revelation this season. More important, at least in terms of his recovery, is his strengths off the field. The guy clearly has a good head on his shoulders. That head — mind, you know what I mean — will be huge in determining whether he will be able to come all the way back and start the 2013 season. Here’s hoping.

Comments (3)

  1. This is dumb article. Every surgeon says the surgery was successful as long as the patient didn’t die or lose a limb.

    There has never been a report of unsuccessful surgery – even when Tom Brady’s knee got infected after ACL surgery, or Mannings neck surgery resulted in him having nerve weakness, or Markovs multiple knee problems and ACL ruptures.

    • There are times — oftentimes even — when we quickly pass along NFL news on this NFL blog.

  2. Glad it went well. Too bad that he was out there playing on a weak knee in the first place. I guess hindsight is 20/20 but it seems like this could have been avoided.

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