Report: Robert Griffin III's Knee Requires "Total Reconstruction" Surgery; Recovery Expected To Take Six To Eight Months

Though an initial report suggested Robert Griffin III had partially torn both the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral cruciate ligament (LCL) in the world's-most-talked-about right knee, ESPN's Chris Mortensen now says sources are telling him the damage is in fact worse: Griffin actually sustained a total tear to both ligaments, and he will undergo reconstructive surgery in just a few hours.


The good news? That six-to-eight month timetable does mean Griffin could be ready for September's season opener, provided he doesn't run into any setbacks.