"Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews said Wednesday that he repaired one ligament in the right knee of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and reconstructed another for the second time, according to a statement released by the team.
The surgeon said "it is everybody's hope and belief" that Griffin "will be ready for the 2013 season." Andrews performed about five hours of surgery on the Redskins injured star quarterback Wednesday morning.
"Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction," the statement said. "We expect a full recovery and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season. The goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career."
The team had previously declined any comment on, or confirmation of, Griffin's surgery. Griffin is expected to stay in Florida for the forseeable future as he begins his recovery and rehabilitation from the surgery.
Griffin previously tore his right ACL in 2009 while he was playing for Baylor University.