The Washington Times - January 9, 2013, 03:04PM

Renowned orthopedist James Andrews, who performed knee surgery on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on Wednesday, released the following statement via the team on Wednesday afternoon:

“Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody’s hope and belief that due to Robert’s high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season.

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“The goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career.”