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RGIII Has Successful Knee Surgery

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The Washington Redskins have released a statement from team doctor and orthopedist James R. Andrews, M.D., on the status of Robert Griffin III's knee:

"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."

Dr. Andrews performed surgery on Griffin's right knee Wednesday to repair injuries suffered in the Redskins playoff loss at home against Seattle.

The rookie QB sprained his LCL last month against the Baltimore Ravens, and had torn his ACL in 2009 while playing at Baylor.

Athletes generally need 9 to 12 months to make a full recovery after a torn ACL.

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