Chris Mortensen just reported that Dr. James Andrews made the determination that Griffin did tear his ACL in his right knee, in additon to the LCL. It had been earlier reported that the LCL would require surgery. Griffin will undergo the total reconstruction surgery of the LCL and ACL on Wednesday morning with Dr. Andrews.
Griffin had previously tore his ACL in 2009 and missed most of that season at Baylor. The recovery time is 6 to 8 months. We’ve just seen Adrian Peterson make a ridiculous recovery and come back to finish with over 2,000 yards rushing. It would be foolish, though, to consider that the average scenario. The current recovery time puts Griffin back in time for training camp as a best case scenario, and working back in the preseason in a more average recovery time.
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