Robert Griffin II, the father of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, confirmed to USA Today that Griffin underwent surgery on Wednesday on both his LCL and ACL.
The elder Griffin partially confirmed an earlier report from ESPN that his son would need surgery to repair both ligaments. But he denied ESPN’s assertion that the injury was “complete tear of the patella graft” adding that his son’s ACL is “intact”. And only because of the nature of his son’s profession, surgery was needed.
“Robert’s ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession,” Griffin II said in a text message to USA TODAY Sports. “You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace.”