Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterbackRobert Griffin III
(10) drops back to pass during the second half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. The Seahawks won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
In the playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Robert Griffin III, more popularly known as RG3, re-injured his ACL from 2009 at Baylor University, as well as his LCL.
While many football fans realize the danger of an ACL injury, an LCL injury is something much more uncommon in football.
The LCL, or lateral collateral ligament, connects the thigh bone to the fibula, the smaller bone of the lower leg on the lateral or outer side of the knee.
That, while the ACL affects the thigh bone to the shin bone.
The fact that RG3 suffered both injuries likely means that his mobility will be affected for the rest of his career, despite a successful two-hour surgery to repair the two crucial ligaments.
With the damage to the young quarterback’s knee, what’s in the future for both him and the Redskins?
To start, he will never again be able to run without risk.