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Eagles Vs. Redskins: Brandon Banks Unlikely To Play With Knee Injury

For a third straight day, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that punt returner Brandon Banks will be a game-time decision after undergoing knee surgery during the bye week. However, it doesn't look like Banks will take the field on Monday night. 

According to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, it "appears doubtful" that Banks will play. 

Although the Redskins were hopeful that Banks, who underwent surgery during the bye week, would recover in time to contribute Monday night against the Eagles at FedEx Field, "he was a little sore today," Coach Mike Shanahan said Saturday after practice at Redskins Park. "You could kind of guess that was gonna happen. ... The good part about it, there's a chance."    

Banks underwent surgery on November 3, and the recommended recovery time for his injury is two to three weeks. Monday night is the 12th day since Banks' surgery, so that doesn't fit the recommended timeline. It would therefore make more sense for Banks to sit out one week and try to return to action the following week.