RGIII to have total knee reconstruction

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III will be having a total knee reconstruction surgery later today. Rehab is expected to take anywhere from six to eight months, which means he may be ready to play tackle football in time for the 2013 season.

Unless something changes within the Washington Redskins organization, RGIII getting a total knee replacement could be a regular, yearly thing. It’s pretty clear at this point the Redskins don’t care about the long-term health of their star quarterback. If they did, they would provide a decent playing surface for him to run around on. They also would not play him when it was apparent to everyone watching that he was far from healthy. Considering the total disregard for RGIII’s well-being, I’m surprised head coach Mike Shanahan didn’t have him running back kickoffs and punts.

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