According to reports, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III may have partial tears in his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee.
Sources who had seen Griffin’s MRI told ESPN and the Washington Post of the partial tears.
Griffin, whom Redskins team doctor James Andrews had initially not cleared to play after he first injured his knee in a late-season game against the Ravens, played on Sunday in a loss against the Seattle Seahawks in a brace because of a sprained knee.
In the first quarter, Griffin appeared to re-aggravate the injury. The knee bucked after he fumbled a snap in the fourth quarter. He was on the ground writhing in pain as teammates and opponents prayed for him. Griffin had to ultimately leave the game.
The Redskins will send Griffin to Andrews for further evaluations, which is a sign of how serious Griffin’s injuries may be.