Carriker faces another surgery, opens on PUP

Carriker faces another surgery, opens on PUP
July 24, 2013, 4:45 pm
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RICHMOND--Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker will have another surgery on his right leg, according to a league source. 

The source said the procedure is scheduled for Thursday.

Carriker tore the quadriceps tendon near his knee in Week 2 against the Rams last season and was sidelined for the remainder of the campaign. After suffering a setback in rehab a few months later, the 29-year-old had a second surgery. That makes Thursday's procedure the third known surgery Carriker has undergone in an attempt to repair the injury.

The timetable for Carriker’s return was not immediately unknown. He was expected to be placed on the preseason physically unable to perform (PUP) list later Wednesday.

Carriker’s latest surgery figures to deal a blow to the depth along the Redskins’ defensive line. The coaching staff had been hoping that he would compete with Jarvis Jenkins for playing time at left end. In 2011, Carriker had 5.5 sacks.

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