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Lengthy Recovery Could Await Griffin

Jonathan Newton/Washington Post

Robert Griffin III may have to wait a full season to take the field again. That's according to an orthopedic surgeon trained by Dr. James Andrews, the renowned specialist who examined Griffin on Tuesday.

Michael Jablonski, a former team physician for the Orlando Magic, said he tells patients who have injuries similar to Griffin's to expect eight to 12 months to return to play, and more than that to feel as strong and stable as before the injury.

And, unfortunately, there is a chance Griffin, the Washington Redskins star rookie quarterback, may not regain the Olympic speed he has shown in his career so far.

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