Robert Griffin III injury: Redskins QB has 'partially torn' ligaments

Win McNamee

Further tests of Robert Griffin III's right knee injury revealed a partial tear of his ACL and LCL, according to a report.

An MRI exam of Robert Griffin III's right knee appeared to reveal a partial tear of his ACL and LCL, according to a report from the Washington Post.


Medical report: What does this mean for RGIII in 2013?


While Monday's MRI suggested a serious injury, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin will undergo further examination on Tuesday to determine if the MRI shows a new or old injury. Griffin tore his ACL during his sophomore season at Baylor in 2009. According to the report, a source indicated there was still some question whether the ligament damage was a new or old injury.

Griffin, who started Sunday with a sprained LCL, appeared to tweak the injury early in the game against Seattle. He stayed in the game, however, before suffering another injury in the fourth quarter. Griffin fumbled a shotgun snap and as he turned to pick up the ball, his knee buckled and he fell to the turf.

Griffin will be examined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday. It's still unknown whether the partial tear would require surgery.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.