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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 02/26/2011

Shanahan: Banks 'doing very well'

By Mike Jones

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]."

By Mike Jones  | February 26, 2011; 11:44 AM ET
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Mike Shanahan  
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Check the link on the Redskins' 10 unblocked sacks last season:

Posted by: Samson151 | February 26, 2011 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what hurt worse, the knife wound, or the Doughty clipping penalty which nulified a TD.

I bet it's worse for Banks to have six taken off the board...hang your heads in shame Doughty/Alexander.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | February 26, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

or maybe it was riley not alexander...still.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | February 26, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

why do i get the feeling that we're still going to be getting updates about his status all through august?

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | February 26, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

It was Riley Monkey....

Posted by: cnewso01 | February 26, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

"Nothing good happens after 2 o'clock in the morning," Shanahan said.
I don't know, a lot of my poker game winners were after 2.. as well as my poke her game winners!

Posted by: iubiquity | February 26, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Get better soon, BB - and get bigger, too!

Posted by: KellyInBC | February 26, 2011 10:24 PM | Report abuse

"Nothing good happens after 2 o'clock in the morning," Shanahan said.

I was gonna post something modestly clever but a man named "ubiquity" beat me to it...fitting I feel

Get well soon BB - you were a rare bright spot in an otherwise forgettable season. Kid will be a stud returner in this league for many years and may even develop into a nice situational "wrinkle guy" (e.g., wildcat, 3rd down in the slot, etc).

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | March 1, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

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