“I’ve been real mum on talking too much about RG 3. He wants his recovery to be fairly private, but I can tell you he’s way ahead of schedule. His recovery has been unbelievable so far. RG3 is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman. They have an unbelievable ability to recover, where as a normal human being may not be able to recover.”
-Dr. James Andrews, Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center
Dr. Andrews knows knees. He also knows shoulders. He repaired one for Drew Brees. One of the more common Andrews procedures that YouWager’s football bettors hear about often is Tommy John Surgery. Andrews has worked with professional wrestlers and some of the biggest names in college and the NFL. As YouWager’s most dedicated NFL football bettors might imagine, James Andrews is definitely the go-to guy when it comes to torn knees and shoulders. He is considered one of the world’s top specialists when it comes to repairing ligaments. It seems like his number must be on speed dial for the top trainers in the country. Andrews is the official team for both Auburn and Alabama and the Washington Redskins. Along with Robert Griffin III, and Adrian Peterson, his patients have also included Marcus Lattimore, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Emmitt Smith, Brett Favre, Rajon Rondo and plenty of high-profile athletes.
Right now, the good doctor’s most famous patient, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III, is still healing, but according to Andrews, recovery should be a breeze for such an incredible physical specimen. Andrews told a YouWager news source that Griffin is ‘superhuman,’ like Adrian Peterson.
After he sustained two serious knee injuries, a PCL sprain he suffered in Week 14 of the 2012 NFL football wagering season, against The Baltimore Ravens, along with his ACL and PCL tears, Robert Griffin III’s condition brought much criticism against Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan among the sports betting public when he put the quarterback back in a game he probably should not have continued. At the time Shanahan said Dr. Andrews had pronounced Griffin OK. Later, Andrews revealed to a YouWager source that Griffin didn’t allow him to look him over. Andrews said, “He came off the field, walked through the sidelines, circled back through the players, and took off back to the field. It wasn’t our opinion. We didn’t even get to touch him or talk to him. Scared the hell out of me.”
If Shanahan gets a healthy quarterback back on the field for the 2013 NFL football betting season, fans may forgive the head coach for putting his star at risk.
Less than a year after Andrews performed surgery on Peterson, the running back won the league’s Most Valuable Player award for rushing 2,097 yards during the regular season. He made another 99 yards against the Green Bay Packers in the Playoffs. YouWager’s serious football bettors can draw encouragement from seeing such a strong player on the field after a major injury. But Andrews reminds us that these are not typical cases or ordinary humans.
Aside from being in incredible shape, Griffin appears to be working very hard to get back in the game. Coach Shanahan acknowledged the rookie’s exceptional progress. He told YouWager’s source, “I’ve never seen a guy work that hard in his rehab. He’s got great strength, he’s got great flexibility. And that hopefully gives him a chance to be ready for the season. The doctors feel great about where he’s at. In the end, it’s all about when Griffin can get back on the field. An opening day prognosis is optimistic to say the least, but five or ten years ago, it might be impossible.”