Report: Partial tears in Robert Griffin III's knee

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III twists his

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III twists his knees as he reaches for a loose ball after a low snap during the second half. (Jan. 6, 2013) (Credit: AP Photo Matt Slocum)

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral colateral ligaments, according to Mark Maske and Mike Jones of the Washington Post. 

The report said the results weren't entirely conclusive from an MRI Griffin took after last night's loss to the Seahawks, so Griffin will go for more extensive testing on Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., where he will consult with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. 

It is possible that exploratory surgery could be required to determine the exact extent of the injury, and that it is uncertain at this point whether reconstructive surgery is required. Griffin had suffered a mild sprain of the LCL last month, but aggratavated the injury against the Seahawks. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has been criticized for allowing Griffin to remain in the game after the injury clearly impacted his mobility.

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