Clinton Portis said he was feeling okay one day after being forced to leave the game against the Tennessee Titans with a groin injury. As it turns out, though, he isn't okay. According to a report by Jason Reid of the Washington Post, the Redskins have placed Portis on injured reserve. ending his season.
In his press conference today, coach Mike Shanahan said Portis tore a lower abdominal muscle, a different injury than the groin injury he suffered earlier in the year.
Shanahan said Portis tore a lower abdimen muscle and will need surgery and will be couple months before he is back for action.
This obviously calls Portis' future in Washington into question. The injury will require a couple months of recovery time, and for his part, Shanahan said he expects Portis to come back. Via TBD's Mike Jones:
"I don't think there's any question about it. He's got such a strong will," the coach said. "It all depends on does he come back 100 percent? Does he want to come back and play? He's got that inner drive that most people don't have and he wants to compete, but obviously, he's got to get well."
Shanahan also defended his decision to let Portis play against Tennessee, saying that Portis wanted to play against Philadelphia the week before, but Shanahan held him out.
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