Redskins lose Portis to severe groin injury

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: Washington Redskins

Lost amid all the hoopla surrounding the Randy Moss trade, Washington received significant news this morning concerning running back Clinton Portis and his injured groin.

According to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, the damage suffered Portis in that part of his body is severe, as he has reportedly torn the muscle off the bone, making a full recovery this season unlikely.

That leaves the Redskins with little used Ryan Torain and Chad Simpson to handle most of the carries in the offense, and while the team has indicated they’re comfortable with Torain taking charge, it remains to be seen just how effective that will be.

As for Portis, the injury could end up derailing his career prematurely, as Washington will undoubtedly think long and hard this off-season as to whether they’re willing to keep going with him as the lead rusher or not. If he’s let go, interest in him will be minimal at best, given his age and injury concerns.

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