RG3 Injury Update: Latest on Redskins Star's Knee and Reaction from Around NFL

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RG3 Injury Update: Latest on Redskins Star's Knee and Reaction from Around NFL
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Robert Griffin III set the bar sky high for rookie quarterbacks in the NFL this season. 

But few are talking about how RG3 led the Washington Redskins to a 10-6 season and the franchise's first NFC East title since 1999. Instead, the talk has been centered around his scary knee injury and head coach Mike Shanahan's controversial decision to leave his wounded signal-caller in Sunday's home playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

According to The Washington Post, a recent MRI reveals Griffin suffered partial tears of two ligaments, the ACL and LCL. But the injury is still a bit cloudy considering that he had suffered an ACL injury in 2009 while he was at Baylor.

Shanahan had the following to say about RG3's MRI (via The Washington Post):

Any time you do have a former ACL injury, or an LCL, and you look at this MRI, sometimes it’s old injuries. That’s why he’s going to fly down there to see Dr. Andrews, get some new MRIs, get a physical examination.

CBS Sports' NFL insider Jason La Canfora didn't like what he heard from Shanahan's comments:

Shanahan has taken a lot of flak for his decision to go with the banged-up former Heisman Trophy winner, but Griffin has defended the Redskins' choice at quarterback since the loss with some meaningful tweets:

The NFL Network's Rich Eisen made a solid point in defense of RG3, Shanahan and the Redskins on Monday: 

As far as the near future is concerned, Shanahan told The Washington Post that he was uncertain whether RG3 would play in this January's Pro Bowl, but ESPN's J.A. Adande already has the answer:

It didn't take long for people to find a reason for RG3's injury. Many fans took shots at the turf conditions at FedEx Field on Sunday afternoon, and according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport on Monday, the Seahawks have put in a complaint to the league following the injuries dealt to RG3 and Seattle defensive lineman Chris Clemons, who was lost for the rest of the playoffs to a torn ACL and torn meniscus:

Regardless of what or who's to blame for RG3's injured knee, it's time to look towards the future, and most like Jason Pierre-Paul of the rival New York Giants are wishing RG3 a speedy recovery:

It remains unknown how much time RG3 will require in order to get back to 100 percent, but most believe he should be full strength by the time the 2013 season rolls around.

 

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