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Washington Redskins Training Camp: Brandon Banks Injury To Sideline Him Friday Vs. Colts

Washington Redskins wide receiver and kick returner Brandon Banks will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The speedy return specialist has a swollen left knee from running routes in practice, tweeted Washington Times Redskins reporter Rich Campbell: 

"Brandon Banks will not play Fri b/c his problematic left knee swelled after running WR routes. Expect Terrence Austin to return KOs vs Indy "

This development could end up costing the diminutive Banks a spot on the Redskins' opening day roster. Banks was already at a disadvantage after the NFL marginalized kickoff returners by moving kickoffs to the 35-yard-line from the 30-yard-line, making it very easy for kickers to boot the ball through the back of the end zone and reducing a returner's potential impact on a given game.

Since Banks has played very little other than in the return game, the new rule along with this injury could mean his run with the Redskins is over.

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