Shanahan: Banks 'doing very well'
INDIANAPOLIS -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that kick returner Brandon Banks continues to recover from a stab wound that caused him to be hospitalized for seven days with a collapsed left lung.
Banks, who suffered the wound on Feb. 12 in an altercation around 3 a.m. outside of D.C. nightclub The Park at Fourteenth. He spent close to five days at Howard University Hospital before being transported to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington on Feb. 16. Two days later, Banks' lung finally was able to remain inflated on its own and he was released from the hospital on Feb. 18.
Members of the Redskins' staff have continued to monitor Banks' progress. The return man hopes to resume his offseason training in another two to three weeks.
"When I talked to him last, he was doing very well," Shanahan said. "Hopefully there's no setback. I talked to him right when he was getting out of the hospital. He felt good."
Shanahan said that he lectured the 23-year-old Banks about the dangerous position athletes - and people in general -- put themselves in when going out at late at night.
"Nothing good happens after 2 o'clock in the morning," Shanahan said. "Oh yeah. He knows that [now]."
| February 26, 2011; 11:44 AM ET
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