Robert Griffin III had the medial meniscus in his right knee surgically repaired Wednesday as part of the procedure in which orthopedic surgeon James Andrews revised the reconstruction of the ACL and repaired the torn LCL in Griffin’s right knee.
Dr. Mark Adickes, the orthopedist who reconstructed Griffin’s ACL in 2009 and served as a consultant to Griffin this week, revealed the medial meniscus repair in an column he wrote for FOXSports.com that was published Thursday.
James Andrews, who performed Wednesday’s surgery, did not mention the meniscus repair in the statement he released through the team Wednesday. Andrews and Adickes believe Griffin could be ready for the start of the season in September.
“The work ethic, determination and drive that he has will make regaining his strength a non-issue,” Adickes wrote in his column. “He could realistically be ready for the regular-season opener, but I’m sure a conservative approach will be employed when determining the timing for his return to play.”
Adickes, coincidentally, played on the 1991 Redskins Super Bowl team. His column is well worth a read.