WASHINGTON - The diagnosis appears to be in for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, and it could have him on the sidelines when the 2013-2014 season kicks off.
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Griffin is undergoing "total reconstruction" surgery early Wednesday morning to repair complete tears to his ACL and LCL.
Dr. James Andrews, the same specialist who rebuilt Adrian Peterson's knee, will perform the surgery and Griffin is expected to miss six to eight months. Mortensen reported at 1:03 a.m. ET that the surgery would take place in "about six hours" placing the actual time of the surgery somewhere around 7 a.m. ET.
Griffin left Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter after his right knee bent awkwardly trying to reel in a poor snap. It was already expected that Griffin was going to undergo surgery for at least partial tears of both ligaments but the extent of the damage appears to be greater than first thought.
The timetable of the injury could mean Griffin is ready to go in time for training camp in late July or that he could still be sidelined when the season begins in September.
(Copyright 2013 by KARE. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. )