| RG3 could be ready for start of 2013 -- Wed Jan 9 10:05 pm --|
Rookie QB underwent successful ACL and LCL repairs
|With surgery on Robert Griffin III's right knee complete, the next step in the process will take more time. Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback will undergo rigorous rehabilitation to prepare for the 2013 NFL season, but the prognosis for a full return remains positive. Dr. James Andrews, who operated on Griffin's anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, issued the following statement after Wednesday's surgery: "Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season. "The goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career." (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Griffin was a fantasy owner's dream this year as a rookie. As a result of his repaired knee and of the Redskins likely trying to prevent him from taking so many shots, it is probable that we'll see a large reduction in RG3's rushing production next year. That's not to say he can't be a standout fantasy quarterback though, as his 20 touchdown passes to just five interceptions show he is versatile enough to tally lofty totals with his arm alone.