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Ryan Torain Has A History Of Injury Setbacks

It was right around this time in 2008 that Ryan Torain suffered an ACL injury as a member of the Denver Broncos and was forced to miss the remainder of the season.

Similar to 2010, Torain was making great progress prior to his injury. In his first start as a rookie with the Broncos, Torain had run for 68 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown. Prior to his injury today, Torain was coming off two straight 100 yard rushing performances. The Redskins' running game was struggling against the Detroit Lions, but Torain did have 19 yards receiving on three catches with a touchdown.

Torain described the injury after the game to Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post.

"I was just striding out the last play of the half, and just strained my left hamstring," Torain said. Asked if he thought it was serious, Torain said: "Hard to say."

Torain also missed a portion of his 2007 season at Arizona State University with a foot injury. He was listed by Mel Kiper as the country's No. 2 rated running back in the country before the injury.

Perhaps we're reading too much into Torain's injury history. Hopefully the hamstring injury is just a temporary setback. But it's certainly concerning given the Redskins' lack of depth at the running back position.