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James Andrews Issues Statement On Robert Griffin III’s Knee Surgery

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

James Andrews, the Washington Redskins’ team orthopedist, performed surgery on quarterback Robert Griffin III this morning in Pensacola, Fla.

He issued a statement through his institute regarding the procedure, which he described as a “direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction.”

The statement, as it reads in full:

“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.”

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