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Redskins | Robert Griffin injury update

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will undergo total reconstructive surgery of his right knee early Wednesday, Jan. 9, to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments; however, he is expected to be ready for Week 1 of the 2013 NFL regular season, according to team sources familiar with the determination made by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews. Griffin's recovery is projected at six to eight months, barring any setbacks, according to sources. The rehabilitation plan will focus primarily on strengthening Griffin's quadriceps to help protect and help stabilize the knee.

Fantasy Tip: If Griffin is indeed projected to be ready for the start of next season that is great news; however, if his rehab takes the full eight months, Griffin's chances of opening the next campaign could be slim. Owners must closely monitor this situation during the offseason.

2013-01-09 04:06:28 | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen

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