It’s been not much more than a month since Robert Griffin III went under the knife of Dr. James Andrews for reconstructive knee surgery. Griffin, who returned to Redskins’ facilities to train (rather than Florida) recently, has already encouraged the team with his progress in his rehab.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Redskins officials “already are encouraged enough” with Griffin’s knee in rehab to say that he has a “legitimate chance” to start at quarterback for the Redskins in Week 1.
Now that would be impressive, however it’s only been six weeks since the injury. We still have at least six months of ACL recovery to go, and only approximately seven months until opening day. Yes, it’s a positive that he’s headed in the right direction, and his knee is taking the surgery well, but seven months away from the season, it’s very hard to tell if he is going to be ready.
The first six to eight weeks of rehab are crucial, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, and when you hear good news coming out of these first couple of weeks, it’s certainly a positive. But we’ve still got a long way to go.