WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed January 9, 2013
Several WKU Athletes Can Relate to NFL Superstar's Knee Injury
Robert Griffin III, the star rookie quarterback with the Washington Redskins, had his torn lateral collateral ligament repaired and a "re-do" of his previous anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. ESPN is reporting a full recovery is expected.
Griffin III is just one of the latest athletes to suffer a knee injury involving the ACL.
WKU Public Radio recently reported on the surgical and recovery process involved in ACL injuries. We profiled WKU senior wide receiver Marcus Vasquez, a wide receiver on the football team who came back this past season from a torn ACL.
Check out this link for our Marcus Vasquez story audio and transcript, which explains how surgeons take bits and pieces of the patient's body to create a new knee ligament.