RG3's dad: 'Robert's ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession'

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

It's been difficult to discern from the Redskins what is true and what is, ahem, less than accurate when it comes to Robert Griffin III's injury. However, we do know he's having surgery.

We also know, from RG3's dad (RG2, natch), that the Washington quarterback's "ACL is intact" but not strong enough for an NFL quarterback.

"Robert's ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession,'' Griffin II told Jim Corbett of USA Today in a text message. "You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace."

It's logical that quarterbacks require stronger ACL's than say, um, sportswriters. (Although running back and forth from team-provided buffets is no joke.)

Griffin is currently (well, reportedly still anyway) undergoing surgery on his knee. He went under the knife early Wednesday morning and as of 11 a.m. ET was still in surgery.

It was originally believed Griffin had an LCL tear and would undergo surgery to determine if he had a torn ACL as well.

But before he had the surgery, doctors were able to determine that he did have an ACL tear.

Look, the timeline surrounding RG3's injury is very confusing. Very confusing. But the reality is he has torn his ACL (for the second time) and he needs to get it repaired. Doctors are doing what they can to fix him now.

Here's hoping that, regardless of how the Redskins (mis?)handled this whole thing, RG3 comes back as the guy we saw during the majority of his rookie season.

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