Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn lateral collateral ligament and to see if there is any other damage in his right knee.
The surgery was conducted by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Griffin sent out a tweet early Wednesday saying, "Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season."
The torn LCL requires a rehabilitation that will last into the start of next season. If it is determined that Griffin also has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, then his rehabilitation will last longer.
Griffin sprained the LCL in the 12th game of the season when he was hit by Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata at the end of a scramble. He tore the LCL on Sunday in a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.