The worse (besides death), has been realized in DC, according to a report claiming that Robert Griffin III will be out the next 14-18 months as he recovers from a torn ACL and PCL(Report updated and does not specify the initial timetable and/or actual diagnosis of injury). It is unknown as to when the injury actually occurred, but it was obvious in Sunday’s Wild Card Playoff Game against the Seahawks that the Washington Redskins star rookie quarterback was playing injured for most of the game, until he was relieved by Kirk Cousins.
Mike Shanahan said that Griffin would travel to see Dr James Andrews for further diagnosis, earlier in the day. An injury of this nature usually has a 9-12 months recovery.
Griffin originally injured his knee earlier in the season in a game against the Ravens. Cousins relieved him and led the team to victory. Cousins also started the following week against the Browns and won. If Griffin is indeed out for 2013 season, Cousins would obviously assume the starting position.
There was much debate over whether or not Griffin should have played, and this should only add fuel to the fire.
Griffin tore his ACL while he was at Baylor, which could further cloud diagnosis.
Updated: Washington Post reporting partial tear to ACL and LCL