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WOSM physician lends expertise to RG3 Debate
WOSM physician lends expertise to RG3 Debate

Dr. Benjamin Shaffer, MD, sports medicine orthopaedist for Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (WOSM), weighed in on the injury that has led to RG3's focusing his off-season efforts on recovering from surgery and convalescing to return to his previous level of activity. After injuring his previously reconstructed ACL during college in 2009, he suffered an LCL (Lateral Collateral Ligament) sprain on a play against Baltimore, approximately 5 weeks before post-season play began. Although deemed cleared by doctors, with brimming confidence by RG3 himself, he unfortunately re-injured his knee during the playoff game against Seattle, ultimately determined to be a re-injury to his previously reconstructed ACL, as well as his ACL and his medial meniscus.

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Fox 5 News

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