Lots of speculation RG3 has a torn ACL

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  1. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a class act even if he is a Deadskin.

    The Washington Post hears from a team source that initial test results on QB Robert Griffin's injured right knee revealed "partial tears" of the ACL and LCL. There's still a lot we don't know here. The team isn't sure if these are new injuries, or aggravations of RG3's LCL injury this year and ACL injury back in 2009. It's also unclear if Griffin will need surgery, or how long he'll be sidelined. Hopefully we'll find out more after his visit with Dr. James Andrews tomorrow. RG3's right knee has definitely become a long-term concern though.

    Don't wish that on anyone.
  2. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    T minus 10 seconds until the "old school" guys shout you down for not being a true fan and not having any pride in the Cowboys for expressing legitimate concern for a legitimately decent guy.
  3. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    That implies that if he wasn't an alleged class guy it would be ok.
  4. DejectedFan1996

    DejectedFan1996 Well-Known Member

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    Just heard that he actually had an ACL tear since that Ravens game but RG3 wanted them to keep quiet about it and didn't want people to freak out. Makes sense considering Shannahan originally mentioned an ACL tear and then backtracked later on.
  5. Wezsh0T

    Wezsh0T Well-Known Member

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    I've torn my left ACL twice. There is no way RG3 played 2 NFL games with a torn ACL.

    Partial tears can be worse the actual tears because the ligaments don't regrow. You just strengthen the muscles around them.
  6. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    Philip Rivers played with a torn ACL and fathered two children during it.
  7. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    not an RG3 fan but I don't like to see this. Hopefully his career isnt cut short due to his knees.
    hope he has a speedy recovery
  8. illhurtya

    illhurtya Active Member

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    You mean this?
  9. Wezsh0T

    Wezsh0T Well-Known Member

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    I thought that was an MCL. Oops...you're right. Torn ACL. No idea how you could even do that.
  10. etw926

    etw926 Active Member

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  11. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I just spit out my drink seeing this photo.
  12. etw926

    etw926 Active Member

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  13. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    That is some awesome C&P work.... :bow:
  14. Garland powerplay

    Garland powerplay Active Member

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    Wow ,smart move drafting anther QB. Cousins really good too.
  15. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Well I care, because RG3 is a Texas kid that went to Baylor.

    While I hate the Redskins, I am a fan of RG3 and I hate to hear that he may miss all or part of the 2013 season.

    Believe it or not, you can be a fan of different players around the league without being a fan of the team they are on.
  16. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. What a shame.
  17. rickjameschinaclub

    rickjameschinaclub Benched

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    We are talking about a human here, not a cyborg from the future.
  18. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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  19. CitySlicker202

    CitySlicker202 Member

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    Yes, he's had at least one concussion and an ACL issue back at Baylor. As a Skins fan I understand the reality in that RG3 is just way too young to be sustaining these major injuries at 22. Although his style of play isn't what I'd call "reckless", exposing your body beyond the line of scrimmage can always be dangerous to a QB. If he won't be ready in time for 2013, the temperature of the fanbase is that we're comfortable giving the ball to Kirk Cousins Week 1 and going from there basically.
  20. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    I have played both basketball and football with a torn acl. you can do it, but the knee won't be stable. Not unlike the collapse of the knee we saw on TV.

    Longer term it means the unstability grinds the meniscus down and that doesn't regrow. That leads to arthritis and problems down the road.

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