LaRon Landry Injury: Washington Redskins' Safety Won't Have Surgery On Achilles

LaRon Landry will not have surgery to fix his injured Achilles, choosing instead to rehab it, Mike Shanahan said.

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LaRon Landry Injury Update: Redskins' Safety Explains Why He Won't Have Surgery Yet

LaRon Landry fought an Achilles problem all season long, and it ultimately forced him to go to injured reserve, ending her season early. Yesterday we relayed a report saying that Landry decided that he would not have surgery to fix the problem, but it turns out that the decision has not yet been reached.

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In six weeks the Redskins will be making free agent decisions and starting to look ahead towards the draft. The health of Landry moving forward, and what the Redskins choose to do with him, will be one of the more important stories to emerge from this offseason.

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LaRon Landry Injury Update: Washington Redskins' Safety Won't Have Surgery On Achilles

Despite missing 15 games in the last two years in large part due to an ongoing Achilles injury, Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry will not be having surgery to repair the injury over the winter, coach Mike Shanahan confirmed to reporters at the Senior Bowl on Monday.

Landry has been bothered by many nagging injuries, but all go back to his Achilles. He first missed the final seven games of what was a breakout 2010 season, then struggled in 2011 after passing on surgery that offseason. The Redskins finally put him on injured reserve late in the year after seeing him shuffle in and out of the lineup all year.

Landry is a restricted free agent, and this injury concern further complicates his status. The Redskins could sign him to a long-term deal, or they could give him the franchise tag.

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LaRon Landry Injury: Mike Shanahan Comments On Move To Injured Reserve

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Thursday that safety LaRon Landry will be placed on injured reserve as a result of injuries to his Achillies' tendon and groin.

"I talked to LaRon earlier today and he felt that it was quite sore," Shanahan told Redskins public relations. "He’s been trying to push it, trying to get back the last couple of weeks and thought it was in his best interest to go on IR. Usually what’s in a player’s best interest is usually what’s in our best interest, so we’re going to put him on IR and hopefully he can get that thing well."

Shanahan said Landry's timetable for a return at this point remains unclear and that the team will seek a few more opinions before deciding a course of action for the veteran.

The coach noted Landry's tendon is not torn, but that he'll likely need surgery at the end of the season to fix the injury.

As the Redskins prepare to face the New York Giants on Sunday, Shanahan just hopes Landry can regain his form of early last season, before he went down with a similar injury, and get back on the field soon.

"I think he would have been Defensive Player of the Year [last year]." Shanahan told Redskins public relations. "But he hasn’t been able to stay healthy and hopefully he can get it fixed." 

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LaRon Landry Injury: Washington Redskins' Safety To Injured Reserve, Says Report

Injuries to his groin and Achilles' tendon will end Landry's 2011 season, according to a report.

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