Medical Expert: Dislocated Ankle Likely Ends Robert Griffin III’s Season

USA TODAY Sports—September 15, 2014

The medical details regarding the extent of the damage Robert Griffin III might have sustained when he dislocated his left ankle Sunday will decide whether he has a chance to play again this season. And, generally, ankle dislocations are accompanied by other problems that require surgery.

After Griffin was sidelined yesterday in the Washington Redskins' 41-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team said only that he had dislocated the joint. An update is expected Monday following further tests.

"Usually, to dislocate your ankle, you have to break part of the ankle. Like 99 times out of 100, to actually dislocate your ankle, you have to have broken some bones," said Mark Drakos, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

"If he needs the surgery to fix the ankle, that's probably the end of the season. I don't say that's 100% certainty, but more than not that's usually a season ender."

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