Posted March 23, 2013

Dr. Andrews: RG3′s recovery has been ‘superhuman’

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A doctor who performed surgery Robert Griffin III's knee says his recovery is unbelievable. (Robert Martinez/Getty Images)

A doctor who performed surgery Robert Griffin III’s knee says his recovery is unbelievable. (Robert Martinez/Getty Images)

The orthopedic surgeon who performed on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III‘s knee says his recovery is nothing short of “unbelievable” and superhuman.

Dr. James Andrews performed surgery on Griffin’s right knee on Jan. 9.

Griffin suffered a sprained lateral collateral ligament in an win against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14 and then tore his LCL and anterior cruciate ligament in a wild-card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

“I’ve been real mum on talking too much about RG III. He wants his recovery to be fairly private but I can tell you he’s way ahead of schedule. His recovery has been unbelievable so far,” Andrews told ESPN. “RGIII is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman. They have an unbelievable ability to recover, where as a normal human being may not be able to recover.”

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan did not put a timetable on Griffin’s return but said he would not play unless he is 100 percent.

“For me to tell you anything at this time is kind of ludicrous,” Shanahan said earlier this week. “All I can tell you, though, is when you’ve got a guy who’s got the flexibility that he has, he’s got the strength, he’s got the desire to be the best at what he does, usually good things happen.”

Griffin, the AP 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, threw for 3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions last season.


12 comments
Chris8
Chris8

Yeah, superhuman until some defender takes a deep breath at his knee and it just up and explodes on him.

 

Even though I have nothing against RG3 personally, or Adrian Peterson for that matter, it's hard not to think that there may have been something more going on behind the scenes that lead to these miraculous recoveries.  Not like it would be a first.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Shanahan will find a way to **** this up. Wait and see. 

JayPiercefield
JayPiercefield

What else is he going to say? Doc Andrews is in love with himself, granted he's talented, but he wants us to remember that... People thought it was doubtful for a long time that Armstrong cheated too, but hey, Bob G has yet to give a reason for people to suspect him.

scwmd1
scwmd1

Superhumans do not repeatedly destroy their knees.   I fear for his future in football, his ability to enjoy physical activity after football, and the repeated head trauma he will receive particularly given his style of play.  Watching football is truely a guilt filled pleasure.

scwmd1
scwmd1

Superhumans do not repeatedly destroy their knees.  I fear for his future in football, his mobility and ability to enjoy physicial activity through a long life after football, and the repeated head trauma he will indur particularly given his style of play.

LeeHarvey
LeeHarvey

Its impossible to not think about HGH when an athlete recovers at a "superhuman" rate. Or steroids when an athlete plays at a superhuman level. How many times have we been duped before? The NFL doesnt even test for HGH.

patmclarke
patmclarke

HGH has a way of making humans "super human"

dt
dt

 @LeeHarvey Hey hey heyyyyy...the new term for it is "deer antlers".

Skins'Fan
Skins'Fan

 @patmclarke so AP and RGIII took steroids? Doubtful, maybe they just have way more testosterone and work THAT much harder. More likely correlation is the fact they're always referred to as acronyms. Maybe that's the key... just as likely!