The promise of the Washington Redskins' season probably evaporated when the Philadelphia Eagles steamrolled them on Monday Night Football in Week 10. As it turns out, the breakout season for safety LaRon Landry ended that night as well. Landry suffered an achilles injury in that game, and coach Mike Shanahan just announced that Landry will be placed on injured reserve, thereby ending his season.
Shanahan made the announcement in his weekly Monday press briefing, which was broadcasted on ESPN Radio 980.
Landry has missed the past four games for the Redskins with the achilles injury. Earlier last week, it seemed like Landry might be able to return to action before the season ended. He had his walking boot removed and looked poised to return to practice. He even guaranteed that he would return at some point during a briefing with reporters. However, he did not play against Tampa Bay, and evidently the pain has become too much to overcome.
Prior to the injury, Landry was having a breakout season and ranked first among NFC safeties in Pro Bowl voting. After being forced to spent a lot of time in coverage in 2009 under Greg Blache, Landry was moved closer to the line of scrimmage in Jim Haslett's 3-4 defense, where he thrived. He finishes the year with 66 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery in nine games.
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