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Surgery for Griffin, But Severity Unknown

Jonathan Newton/Washington Post

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will have surgery to repair a tear of his right lateral collateral ligament on Thursday or Friday, and James Andrews, the surgeon, will determine at that time if there is additional damage to the anterior cruciate ligament, Griffin's former coach at Baylor, Art Briles, told USA TODAY Sports.

"They're going in to tighten up the LCL and look at the ACL," Briles said Tuesday. "And hopefully, there's not much if any damage to the ACL. If there is, they'll fix it. The future is bright, because I know Robert. I know his heart, I know his passion. And he'll be fine."

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