Kerrigan's knee is 'pretty much 100-percent'

Kerrigan's knee is 'pretty much 100-percent'
March 30, 2014, 11:00 am
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With offseason workouts set to start in about a week, Ryan Kerrigan says his left knee is near 100-percent. 

The Redskins linebacker had surgery in January to repair a torn lateral meniscus that he suffered in the Week 3 loss to Detroit.

“It’s going well,” Kerrigan said Saturday night at Comcast Center, where he co-hosted a celebrity basketball game with Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. “I’m feeling pretty much 100-percent.”

He added: “I’ve been running, jumping, cutting.”

Despite the progress he’s made, Kerrigan erred on the side of caution and did not play in the game. Instead, he watched from the bench area, coaching and cheering for his teammates.

Kerrigan’s on-schedule recovery is good news for the Redskins. Although the team is not expected to make wholesale changes to its defensive scheme, there will be tweaks. The outside linebackers also must get in sync with a new position coach, Brian Baker.

From the sounds of it, Kerrigan will be ready to go.

“Realistically,” he said, “I probably could play out here today. But it wouldn’t be in my best interest or in the team’s.”

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