Posted on: November 20, 2009 11:33 am
The Washington Times reports that Redskins running back Clinton Portis will sit out for the second straight game, as Portis is still apparently feeling the effects of a concussion suffered against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 8.
Coach Jim Zorn said in the article that Portis is still unable to practice. Until he can practice with the team, allowing Zorn to evaluate his progress, Zorn will hold him out of the game as a precautionary measure.
"I want to see him practice, and I want to see him have those days where when he practices he doesn't have residual problems," Zorn said, as quoted in the article.
Zorn said Portis "is just foggy enough" to warrant holding him out of practice.
Posted on: November 9, 2009 10:54 am
On Sunday, Clinton Portis left the game against the Atlanta Falcons with a concussion and became the Redskins' fourth starter - and third 2008 Pro Bowl pick - to be sidelined, according to the Washington Times.
Portis suffered the concussion when he and Atlanta safety Thomas DeCoud banged helmets late in the first quarter. Portis was on the turf for a couple of minutes before being helped to his feet.
Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels (neck) is done for the season and maybe for his career. Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley (ankle) is not supposed to return before Week 13 at Philadelphia. And right guard Randy Thomas is done for the year and perhaps his career with a torn triceps.
Posted on: October 28, 2008 8:32 am
According to the Washington Post, coach Jim Zorn stated that defensive end Jason Taylor (calf) and cornerback Shawn Springs (calf) will miss Monday's game against Pittsburgh. He does expect running back Clinton Portis (hip, ankle) to play.
Taylor is battling swelling and also had a strep infection.
Zorn said that Springs's strain was fairly severe and an MRI exam confirmed as much. Springs is out through the bye week but hopes to play Nov. 16 against Dallas.