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

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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.