The MRI exam of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee suggested that Griffin has suffered partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, according to several people with knowledge of the test results.
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin is scheduled to be examined Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews to determine whether the test results show new or previous injuries.
There are reports coming from a Washington TV station that Robert Griffin III has torn his ACL and PCL, and will miss the next 14-18 months of football. The TV station has since removed the report, saying now that he will get more tests on his injured right knee after an MRI proved inconclusive.
There’s also this from CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora:
Judging from Shanahan’s remarks, RGIII injury situation can’t be good. 2nd opinions. Flying to Andrews. References to AP and RG3′s ’09 ACL
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 7, 2013
The Washington Redskins lost their playoff game yesterday, but may have suffered potentially bigger loos, as Robert Griffin III will undergo an MRI today to determine the severity of the knee injury he suffered during the teams’ 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The team does not believe he suffered any type of serious tear in the knee.
After being rejected by Oregon’s Chip Kelly, the Cleveland Browns will now set their sights on Colts OC Bruce Arians and Marc Trestman, the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.
Doug Marrone has agreed to leave Syracuse and become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills. He will replace Chan Gailey, who was fired last Monday, a day after the Bills finished their second consecutive season with a 6-10 record. Marrone went 25-25 in four seasons atSyracuse. Don’t let his .500 record deceive you, as Syracusewas 26-57 over a seven-year period before Marrone took over.
Marrone also has plenty of NFL experience, as he spent 2006-08 as the New Orleans Saints’ offensive coordinator and was the New York Jets’ offensive line coach from 2002-05.