After performing reconstructive surgery on Robert Griffin III's anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament on Wednesday morning, Dr. James Andrews released the following statement via the Redskins that afternoon:
"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. 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."
Of course, "ready for the 2013 season" doesn't necessarily mean ready for the "start" of the 2013 season. At what point Griffin will be ready during the 2013 season is a question that still lacks a definitive answer. And it might for quite some time.