Report: RG3 has partially torn ACL, LCL (updated)

Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III will travel on Tuesday to see Dr. James Andrews for further tests on his injured right knee. Griffin had previously injured the ACL in that knee during his sophomore year at Baylor.

However, ESPN Radio 980 in Washington cites a report from a Richmond television station that Griffin has torn his PCL and ACL and will be out of action for 14-18 months.

A more recent report from the Washington Post characterizes the injury as a partial tear to Griffin's ACL and LCL, not his PCL.

Shanahan and Dr. Andrews have engaged in a he said/he said dispute regarding the circumstances surrounding the injury Griffin suffered to that same knee in a Week 14 game against Baltimore.

As the Washington coach portrays it, Andrews had cleared RG3 to play while on the sidelines during the Baltimore game, while the reputed orthopedic surgeon has said he never even got a chance to evaluate the quarterback.

Shanny has come under fire for his choice to leave Griffin in Sunday's game, a first-round playoff loss to Seattle. For his part, the dynamic rookie says his coach made the proper decision.

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