Redskins: How bad is Leonard Hankerson's knee injury?

Redskins: How bad is Leonard Hankerson's knee injury?
November 21, 2013, 4:45 pm
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Shanahan on Hankerson: "I didn't have a good feeling"

(Associated Press)

The injury to wide receiver Leonard Hankerson’s left knee was worse than originally believed. 

In addition to an LCL injury, coach Mike Shanahan said doctors discovered that his ACL was 90-percent torn, as well. Surgery was performed today and the recovery time is expected to be 7-9 months. 

“It’s a huge blow, whenever you lose one of your better players,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. “He’s somebody that I felt strongly was getting a lot better. These past three games, he [had] really gone to a new level. It hurts. I’m disappointed for him.”

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Jordan Reed (concussion) and Stephen Bowen (knee) did not practice for a second consecutive day. Shanahan said Reed did not pass his concussion test on Thursday.

Meantime, Josh Wilson (toe), Jose Gumbs (ankle) and Darrel Young (hamstring) were limited in their participation.