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Report: RG3 knee surgery this week (maybe out 9-12 months)
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Posted on 01/08/2013 7:05:01 PM PST by Perdogg

A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.

The person said Griffin has a torn lateral collateral ligament and that the surgery will also determine whether he also has damaged the ACL.

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1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:05:07 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...

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2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:08:16 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

I hope the Redskins invest in a better field before he comes back.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:11:33 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Perdogg
Surprise. A third year med student knows about the "unhappy triad".

I'll leave it for Shannhan, RG III, and the team orthopedist to debate why he was left (or even started) in the game.

I really like the QB, but his weak knee was not reason enough to risk a potentaially career-ending injury.

4 posted on 01/08/2013 7:11:57 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Perdogg

I am tired of the gushing over RG III. I have no problem with him, he seems like a solid individual. My problem is with the liberal media annointing him their new Donovan McNabb.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 7:11:58 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Moonman62
I'd file a workmen's comp claim with the Commonwealth of Maryland. That'll get the field fixed toute de suite !
6 posted on 01/08/2013 7:15:27 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: ConservaTexan

I don’t have a problem with talking about a great player, but everyone blames the loss on him getting hurt.

Like Seattle offense (who made it to the red zone like 4 times in the second half) and the fantastic Seattle defense (who stopped Washington from having EVEN ONE PLAY on the SeaHawks side during the second half) didn’t have anything to do with it...


7 posted on 01/08/2013 7:17:15 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: ConservaTexan

he’s a top-notch guy, on the field and off... impressive all around... whenever his football career is said and done, he will move on to other greater things... he reminds me a bit of Steve Young... more to him than football... forget the liberal media... not RGIII’s fault (and i realize you’re not faulting him for some in the media gushing over him)...


8 posted on 01/08/2013 7:29:37 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: boop; Perdogg

See you in the 2015 season buddy, you were fun to watch while it lasted.

Better work on that drop back game.....


9 posted on 01/08/2013 7:31:28 PM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: Perdogg

I hope this doesn’t turn out like the Ickey Wood’s situation who also blew out his knee if I recall correctly.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 7:33:38 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Perdogg
This is why I usually dismiss any highly touted QB who comes out of the college ranks with a reputation for being a strong, mobile QB. In almost every case, they are either not cut out for the NFL game or are destined for a very short NFL career due to injury.

Mobile, agile quarterbacks are so overrated in the NFL, anyway. John Elway's Broncos lost three Super Bowls by lopsided margins when he was in his prime and was a complete all-around athlete. They won two Super Bowls when he was a faded old veteran and wasn't running around very much.

11 posted on 01/08/2013 7:55:18 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

RGIII will never be the same.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 8:05:46 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Alberta's Child
They won two Super Bowls when he was a faded old veteran and wasn't running around very much.

Do you remember Elway's highlight-reel run against Green Bay in the Super Bowl?

13 posted on 01/08/2013 8:06:16 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: boop

It was clearly obvious to anyone watching the last 3 quarters of the game that RG3 should have been taken out of the game, not only to protect him from further injury but because he couldn’t do what was needed.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 8:07:28 PM PST by expat2
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To: djf

It’s not hard for a defense to stop an offense that has no functional QB.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 8:09:31 PM PST by expat2
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To: ConservaTexan

Mcnabb only dreams of being as accurate a passer as RG3(when FG3 is healthy), and THAT is the big difference.

But please, keep with the skin color only rant, it’s really telling.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 8:09:39 PM PST by SengirV
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To: Perdogg
the field? BS

How many guys played that game on the same field and were not injured?

Shanahan should be fired......period.

18 posted on 01/08/2013 8:10:44 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Yeah, I saw it. It was inspiring, but he looked like a 37 year-old quarterback who ran a 40-yard dash in about 5.2 seconds.

Elway actually ran for a TD against the Giants in Super Bowl XXI. They lost that game, and it wasn't even as close as the 39-20 score would indicate.

19 posted on 01/08/2013 8:13:10 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Alberta's Child
I saw it. It was inspiring, but he looked like a 37 year-old quarterback who ran a 40-yard dash in about 5.2 seconds.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/espn25/story?page=moments/68

That 8 yard run for a first down, where he put his 37 year old body on the line, was the inspiration for the Bronco victory.

20 posted on 01/08/2013 8:22:09 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: expat2
RG3 should have been taken out of the game... because he couldn’t do what was needed.

Thank you. End of discussion. Idiots with straw man gibberish to share are invited to go register their opinions to the ignorant teenyboppers on ESPN.

21 posted on 01/08/2013 8:32:57 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Perdogg

Stupid fracking Coach Shanahan should be fired!


22 posted on 01/08/2013 8:46:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: ConservaTexan

The media gushed over him because he is a great football player. And I never saw a comparison to Donovan McNabb.

Black quarterbacks aren’t a novelty anymore, and the media doesn’t hype them any more than it hypes white quarterbacks.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 8:57:45 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: expat2
It was clearly obvious to anyone watching the last 3 quarters of the game that RG3 should have been taken out of the game

Why do so many former NFL players and coaches disagree with you?

24 posted on 01/08/2013 9:02:08 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: boop

Unhappy triad includes the medial collateral ligament not the lateral. But after watching the injury in slo mo it appeared he did blow out the medial collateral and not the lateral.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 9:03:14 PM PST by Cyman
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To: boop

Unhappy triad includes the medial collateral ligament not the lateral. But after watching the injury in slo mo it appeared he did blow out the medial collateral and not the lateral.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 9:03:20 PM PST by Cyman
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To: MinorityRepublican
Stupid fracking Coach Shanahan should be fired!

For what, getting the Redskins to the NFL playoffs this year?

27 posted on 01/08/2013 9:04:41 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Perdogg

I would think that the brace on his leg was a hint that RGIII shouldn’t have been in that game.


28 posted on 01/08/2013 9:18:27 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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To: djf

I have nothing against Griffin. But after the game, and ever since then, ALL the talk has been about THIS (the Griffin injury), and almost NONE about the team that WON THE GAME, i.e., Seattle.


29 posted on 01/08/2013 9:40:08 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: SengirV
But please, keep with the skin color only rant, it’s really telling.

You obviously you have no idea what you are talking about. You may want to do some research before you start implying racism. I am not even going to point you in the right direction because I doubt you'd look it up. Btw, it is not uncommon for libs to scream racism where none exists.

30 posted on 01/08/2013 9:53:05 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Perdogg
A horse-racing guy I know said it all:

"You don't run a three-legged horse in the Kentucky Derby ..."

'Nuff said ...

31 posted on 01/08/2013 10:00:48 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: bigdaddy45
And I never saw a comparison to Donovan McNabb.

I never saw a McNabb comparison either, but the media is acting just like they did with McNabb (think Limbaugh getting fired from MNF) I agree that RG III had a great rookie season and obviously a phenomenal last year in college. I am tired of the media over coverage of him. Personally, I'd take Wilson over Griffin or Luck.

32 posted on 01/08/2013 10:05:21 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Mike Darancette
the brace on his leg was a hint that RGIII shouldn’t have been in that game.

If that were a determining factor for who should or should not play there would be dozens of players in the NFL held out every week.

33 posted on 01/08/2013 10:06:51 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Cyman
Yes, but that's what I thought ruptured, the MCL.

I had a patient come in yesterday who had an injury to his MCL and I mentioned that to him. Although in his case I thought it was bruised, not torn.

Either way, still "unhappy" and will require surgery. Hope RG III comes back.

34 posted on 01/08/2013 10:09:48 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Alaska Wolf
I'm still trying to figure out what the brace was supposed to be "protecting".

It looked like it was placed around the calf, not the knee.

35 posted on 01/08/2013 10:12:22 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: ConservaTexan
, I'd take Wilson over Griffin or Luck.

All three are great stories. They are smart, they are leaders and they have made the players around them better. I hope they all have long, productive, successful careers. Just not longer, more productive and successful than Aaron Rogers. ;)

36 posted on 01/08/2013 10:13:20 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Charles Henrickson

We’ll see this Sunday!

What I worry about is every time I see Wilson decide to run... so far, he hasn’t been hit hard.

But one of these days, some defensive line guy is liable to make a turkey wishbone outa him!

It’s gonna be a tough game, and I think Seattle might lose. But if the defense is strong, it could be a blow out, Seattle’s scored something like 170 points in their last four games!


37 posted on 01/08/2013 10:17:21 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: ConservaTexan

The Redskins paid a kings ransom for the guy, and he turned out to be the real deal. He took a crappy team to the playoffs, and proved to be one of the most exciting players on the field. What over coverage? There was more coverage of the JETS backup QB this year than there was of RG3.

Why do you keep comparing him to McNabb? Because he’s black? How has the media acted like they did with McNabb? And what does Limbaugh have to do with any of this?


38 posted on 01/08/2013 10:19:15 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: boop
I'm still trying to figure out what the brace was supposed to be "protecting"

Only the doctors and those who would need to would know for sure.

39 posted on 01/08/2013 10:24:45 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alberta's Child

Joe Montana

Steve Young


40 posted on 01/08/2013 10:28:22 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Perdogg

Skins should trade him while folks still think he is good. If a QB gets hurt several times in his first season nowadays when basically the QBs in the NFL are playing touch football, he ain’t gonna last.


41 posted on 01/08/2013 11:08:50 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Charles Henrickson
and almost NONE about the team that WON THE GAME, i.e., Seattle

Trust me, the Seahawks love being the quiet underdog - no pressure at all. Let the media shove their cameras in someone else's face.


42 posted on 01/08/2013 11:13:26 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: TomasUSMC
Skins should trade him while folks still think he is good.

I didn't know you posted on FR, Kirk. (grin)

43 posted on 01/08/2013 11:20:36 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: expat2

Yes. I was for Seattle all the way but my heart went out to RGlll. He was in way to long and not worth it for the game. Painful to watch. I was bitchin’ and whinin’ long before his knee completely caved that if I was his Mother or girlfriend I would be furious that he was still out there.


44 posted on 01/09/2013 12:11:07 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Perdogg

Good.


45 posted on 01/09/2013 2:29:44 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Perdogg

If a guy like that will be fine in 9-12 months then I’ll be fine.

Had shoulder surgery 4 months ago and still can’t lift my arm straigh out, in front of me, much past my collar bone.

To the side, skip it. Won’t go.

Just gotta hang in there...


46 posted on 01/09/2013 2:59:27 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RightFighter

Why am I reminded of Joe Namath?


47 posted on 01/09/2013 4:50:21 AM PST by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Nifster
Both of them great QBs, but the fact that both of them played their best years for the same team ought to tell you something. Montana was hardly a scrambler by QB standards, using his mobility mainly to buy time in the pocket rather than run downfield.

In Montana's case, he wasn't even "highly touted" at all. I believe he was a third-round draft pick out of Notre Dame in 1979.

In Young's case, he was "highly touted" but never got any traction early in his career -- first in the USFL, then with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs in the NFL where he was a mediocre QB at best by any statistical measure (to the point where Tampa Bay drafted Vinny Testaverde in 1987 and traded Young away).

48 posted on 01/09/2013 5:15:56 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: boop
It looked like it was placed around the calf, not the knee.

Actually, if you look closely, you can see that it is tucked up under his pants so the only visible part is on his calf, but you can see two round disks on either side of his knee. It's probably a Breg knee brace similar to this.




49 posted on 01/09/2013 5:44:14 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Vendome
Had shoulder surgery 4 months ago and still can’t lift my arm straigh out, in front of me, much past my collar bone.

Were you prescribed physical therapy? I highly recommend it. We have about 4 or 5 PT outfits that sprang up in our community over the past 10 years. Highly competitive market that results in outstanding treatment of patients. The one we used most recently was awesome.
50 posted on 01/09/2013 5:56:55 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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