The Washington Times - February 22, 2013, 04:02PM

INDIANAPOLIS | Add Dr. James Andrews to the list of those pronouncing Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is on or ahead of schedule in his recovery from right knee surgery.

Andrews, who performed Griffin’s surgery on Jan. 9, told NFL Network that during an interview here at the scouting combine Friday.

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“We’ve got him well on his way,” Andrews said. “He’s an unbelievable athlete, as you well know. His recovery is way ahead of schedule so far. We don’t have to do much but try to hold him back, if you want to know the truth.”

Andrews went on to emphasize, just as Griffin did earlier this week, Griffin’s full recovery and long-term health are greater priorities than his availability for the start of the 2013 regular season.

“Our whole mode for him, though, is to do what’s best for his career, not necessary what’s best fro the first game next season,” Andrews said. “So all of that has to be put on hold and let him get well.”

Griffin had surgery to revise the reconstruction of his ACL and repair the lateral collateral ligament and meniscus in his right knee. General manager Bruce Allen last Thursday said Griffin is on schedule. Griffin said the same on Feb. 2.