Report: Robert Griffin III has partially torn ligaments

12:42 AM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III walks off the field after overtime in an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens.(Photo: Nick Wass, AP)
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III walks off the field after overtime in an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens.(Photo: Nick Wass, AP)
    
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The MRI of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's right knee suggests partial tears of his ACL and LCL, the Washington Post is reporting.

The Post cited several people with knowledge of the results.

Washington coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Griffin will be examined Tuesday by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews to see if these are new or previous injuries.

"I'm saying right now, I really don't know," Shanahan said. "Dr. Andrews is going to take a look at Robert. A lot of times, you look at an MRI ... In my understanding, when you have an ACL injury, an LCL injury, you've had former injuries, they want to take another look -- another physical exam to make sure they're not looking at old injuries on the MRI."

The MRI was taken after Griffin's knee buckled in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-14 playoff loss to Seattle. Shanahan has taken a lot of criticism for leaving a gimpy Griffin in the game.

Andrews told USA Today before the game that he was "scared to death" over Griffin playing with an injured knee and a brace.

If the partial ligament tears are new injuries, the Post reported, it's unclear if surgery will be needed.

Griffin has returned from a major knee injury before -- a torn ACL he suffered in 2009 at Baylor.

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