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Clinton Portis out four to six weeks with groin injury

Updated 3:35 p.m.

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis will miss four to six weeks with a third-degree separation of his left groin, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, leaving the bulk of the team's carries - at least temporarily - for second-year back Ryan Torain, who has a history of injuries himself.
 
Portis suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 17-12 victory at Philadelphia, a game in which he rushed for 55 yards and Torain added 70, including a touchdown. Shanahan said Portis's injury would not require surgery.
 
"It's a temporary setback," Shanahan said. "Those things happen during the season. Clinton's tough. He'll get a lot of rehab here. Hopefully, it'll be four weeks rather than six weeks, but a third-degree separation is off the bone.
 

"So it's quite sore right now. He was tough enough to go back in, give us everything he had, played extremely well during the game, so that's disappointing that working hard and playing so well that he had that setback."

Portis, 29, had 195 yards and two touchdowns on 49 carries in four games this season, and also caught four passes for 41 yards. He played only eight games in 2009 after suffering a concussion in a November game at Atlanta. He needs only 681 yards to break John Riggins's all-time Redskins record for most rushing yards, but is in the last year of his contract.

The Redskins have only two other running backs - Torain and Chad Simpson - on the active roster. Keiland Williams, an undrafted free agent out of LSU, made the team out of training camp but has since been relegated to the practice squad. He could be elevated for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Several Redskins players, though, said they are comfortable with the idea of Torain taking the bulk of the carries.

"We expect no fall off, honestly," center Casey Rabach said. "Ryan, I think a lot of guys were surprised that Ryan started the year off on the practice squad. I think we all saw on the practice field that this guy can play."

Sunday would mark Torain's second career start. In 2008, while with the Broncos, he had 68 yards on 12 carries in a midseason start at Cleveland. In just two games this year, Torain has 116 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries. He said he likes the zone-blocking scheme that is a characteristic of Shanahan's offense, saying he has been in a similar scheme since his high school days in Kansas City.

"I feel like I fit real well with it," he said.

Though Torain is working as the starter in practice, Shanahan said the Redskins are looking at a number of options. He did not immediately shoot down the idea that the Redskins could bring back veteran Larry Johnson, who was with the team through the first two weeks of the season but was cut after an overtime loss to Houston.

"We've got a few options relative to people who have been here, people who are out there," Shanahan said, "and we'll evaluate that in the next day or two and decide which direction we'll go."


In the day's other big NFL news, the Patriots have agreed to trade WR Randy Moss to the Vikings, reportedly for a third-round draft choice. See what our panelists think of that transaction in The League

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Rick Maese reports that Coach Mike Shanahan says running back Clinton Portis will miss four to six weeks with a third-degree groin separation.

Much more to come soon.

By Barry Svrluga and Rick Maese  | October 6, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
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And that folks, is a wrap. Climb aboard the Torain train

Posted by: erthdog | October 6, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

End of the line for Portis

Posted by: erthdog | October 6, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

John Riggins has gotta be crackin open a beer right about now, obviously not a LITE beer. His record is gonna stand!!!

Posted by: monk811 | October 6, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Title should read:

Portis' Career with Skins Now Over

Riggo will still be Redskins All-Time Rusher

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Goin-groin-groin in-jur-ee!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 6, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Ouch!!! It would be a challenge for Portis to even return this season, its too bad.
He was a great blocker, when needed.
Could I have "1 ticket for Torain Express".
Hopefully Simpson & J. James can provide
an element we have been lacking, "Speed"

Posted by: madalao | October 6, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

So we have GB, Indy, Chicago, Detroit without CP. Then the bye.

GB is missing their starting RB, so only seems fair.

Indy can't stop the run at all so doesn't matter who we have back there.

Chicago might be tough.

Detroit we SHOULD beat regardless.

The good news is, hopefully he won't miss any NFC East games.

We need to squeeze at least 2 wins out before the bye.

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 6, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I think we will see him in a skins Jersey still this year.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 6, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Third degree groin separation? That sounds bad. Does that mean the guy has one-third of a package left or two-thirds of a package? Female reporters won't be checking him out in the locker room.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 6, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

And on that good news, night y'all. See you tomorrow. One more for the road:

John Riggins = Leading Rusher NERD

Posted by: monk811 | October 6, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

"That sounds bad."

That sounds like it hurts!

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | October 6, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse


Clinton Portis out four to six weeks with groin injury

Much more to come soon.


Maybe there's more to come, but it won't be coming from Clinton Portis.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 6, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Am not licensed to practice medicine on this blog -- but will be amazed if CP26 suits up again this season. This one sounds more painful and debilitating than the rest.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 6, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

From sportsmd.com:

Third degree groin strains or tears are full ruptures of the muscle either within the muscle belly or at the musculotendinous junction (where the muscle and tendon connect).

Because a third degree tear will have an obvious deformity within the muscle and may impact the function of the muscle, these types of injuries need to be treated by an orthopedic surgeon who may need to surgically repair the muscle.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 6, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

...and he came BACK in the game after this?

WOW.

Posted by: stevek20147 | October 6, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Ouch. That sucks. He's been playing well and we need the depth. Torain is good, but has a history of injuries. If he goes down, who plays???

Posted by: COskins | October 6, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Third degree groin separation? That sounds bad. Does that mean the guy has one-third of a package left or two-thirds of a package? Female reporters won't be checking him out in the locker room.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 6, 2010 3:16 PM
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He used to be a North-South runner but now his business is kind of East-West...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 6, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

PETA must be saying the Philly-Redskins game was an example of God exacting vengeance on all of the dog fighters and would be dog fighters.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 6, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

hope he can come back, get to the 10,000 and retire end of the year.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

While I personally believe the Skins should have cut ties with Portis 3 seasons ago and gone with a younger back I will miss the way he played when at his prime. For his first 3 seasons here he was our entire offense and only hope for success, he took more of a beating than most backs and he carried the Redskins on his back at times. Great career here and I wish him well, however, IMO I've seen the last of CP in a Skins uniform.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 6, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

on the running back shuffle--Williams cleared waivers and was resigned to the practice squad late sunday or early monday. He took Banks' spot when he was moved to the roster for last weeks game. NOW, with the Portis shuffle, no there is no injury settlement PULEEZE People get real here an injury settlement to Portis???? he has a groin pull. Even if he is not what he once was he is still better than many other backs out there and you don't just dump someone like that on the street for nothing.--back to the shuffle. With Portis out for 4-6 weeks and on the "inactive" list, Williams can now go on the "active" roster and move off the practice squad again and that left a spot open to put Javarris James on the practice squad--everyone keep up with that????

Posted by: drmammal1 | October 6, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Much more to come soon.

By Washington Post editors | October 6, 2010; 3:00 PM ET

Fell for this last time. Won't be holding my breath this time.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

hope he can come back, get to the 10,000 and retire end of the year.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 3:28 PM

Said yesterday that we can just round up alex...its all good.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 6, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

PETA must be saying the Philly-Redskins game was an example of God exacting vengeance on all of the dog fighters and would be dog fighters.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 6, 2010 3:27 PM

And the National Organization of Women thinks Clinton got what was coming to him.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 6, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I don't think PETA types believe in god.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

a groin SEPARATION? I doubled just thinking about that.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 6, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

"everyone keep up with that????

iPosted by: drmammal1 | October 6, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse"

You missed one: who gets cut from the 53-man roster in order to promote Keiland Williams?

Posted by: psps23 | October 6, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Fifty-two packages...

Posted by: 4-12 | October 6, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

He fell down after a long run to protect his wrist.

Guess he'll immediately curl up in the fetal position to protect his "package." The same package that lady reporters LOVE to look at.

Posted by: peauxsucent | October 6, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

From last thread...

If CR22 holds on to those two int (dallas and iggles) then no one is talking about a holding penalty or a dropped pass by Avant. CR22 needs to finish off plays.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Alright since CP is about done, let the useless rankings begin. Where does Portis rank in the pantheon of redskin RBs in history?

I say 3rd, behind Riggo, and Larry Brown and a step ahead of Byner.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Realness1 | October 6, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

If CR22 holds on to those two int (dallas and iggles) then no one is talking about a holding penalty or a dropped pass by Avant. CR22 needs to finish off plays.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 3:37 PM

If Donovan McNabb is 9 for 11 instead of 2 for 11 with an interception in the second half, then no one is talking about Avant or Rogers.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 6, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

The only reason not to IR him now would be to keep him around for sentimental reasons -- and maybe some chip blocking if the Redskins were to make a miracle late season run at the play-offs.

Either way, he has $7 million guaranteed reasons not to worry too much about what happens over the rest of the season.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 6, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins have released LB Mike Balogun from the practice squad.

http://www.operationsports.com/LHSLax_D24/blog/10724-redskins-sign-2-to-the-practice-squad-waive-1/

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

If this is actually a 3rd degree tear/separation, it is probably more than 4-6 weeks.

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 6, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

curz -- we've been in position to win each game and lose each game. Heck, when the moment the clock hit 0:00 in the 4th quarter, 3 of our games were still undecided.

Its a thin margin we play with. Was thinking of doing the ZEKE'S UNIQUE on that this week, but went another direction.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 6, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

If Donovan McNabb is 9 for 11 instead of 2 for 11 with an interception in the second half, then no one is talking about Avant or Rogers.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 6, 2010 3:40 PM

Round here, peeps will always be talking about CR22.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Alright since CP is about done, let the useless rankings begin. Where does Portis rank in the pantheon of redskin RBs in history?

I say 3rd, behind Riggo, and Larry Brown and a step ahead of Byner.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse


I'd take Bobby Mitchell over Clinton Portis any day. Mitchell was a threat to score everytime he touched the ball. So much so, they moved him around everywhere on the field, a la Brian Mitchell.

Posted by: stwasm | October 6, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I mean the irony is amazing and all. But sux for CP.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again

Posted by: p1funk | October 6, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Albert, why aren't you starting? "I dont know." Devin, why aren't you playing? "I dont know." Clinton, why did you get yanked? "I dont know." I don't have a problem with any of these decisions, but where is the communication from Shanahan? It seems like he's dictating from on high, and not taking the time to talk to his players about what they've done wrong & how they can improve. I guess his actions speak loudly, but players are inspired by a coach's words. Is this the same style that got him booted from Denver?

Posted by: wisdom80 | October 6, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Mitchell was converted to WR when he got here. He was a RB when he was in Cleveland.

Funny thing about Redskins receivers, the best ones were all converted from the runningback position

I'm talking about Bobby Mitchell, Charley Taylor and Art Monk. All 3 were RB's in college.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

J Reid on 106.7 saying Clinton may have been in his last game as a Redskin.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if coming back in made it worse?

Posted by: justsayin | October 6, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"The Redskins have released LB Mike Balogun from the practice squad."

THE Mike Balogun?? THE FUTURE ALL-PRO AND HALL-OF-FAMER?!?!?!? OH NO!!! WE'RE DOOMED, DOOMED I TELL YOU!!!!!!

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | October 6, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

It's off the bone but doesn't require surgery?

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 6, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

So...I guess Larry Johnson didn't really have a shot at getting re-signed here at a future time, eh?

Go figure.

Posted by: p1funk | October 6, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Mitchell was converted to WR when he got here. He was a RB when he was in Cleveland.

Funny thing about Redskins receivers, the best ones were all converted from the runningback position

I'm talking about Bobby Mitchell, Charley Taylor and Art Monk. All 3 were RB's in college.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse


But, he also spent a lot of time coming from the backfield. He's one of the team's all-time leading rushers.

Posted by: stwasm | October 6, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if you can re-attach muscle to bone with a surgery

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

who in turn have failed to impress anyone with how the offense is being run....just sayin.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 2:56 PM |

Only if you aren't watching Bean.

That sucks for Portis. No one can ever question that guy's courage.

Posted by: mack1 | October 6, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Portis to IR? Don't know. We'll miss his running, but Torain can do that OK. We'll miss CP's pass protection more than his running.

And, fwiw -- all those offseason stories about our RBs -- Portis, Johnson and Parker.

Poof!! By game 5, none of the above will play for us.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 6, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm talking about Bobby Mitchell, Charley Taylor and Art Monk. All 3 were RB's in college.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 3:52 PM

Is it possible to do it the other way this time around? Move DT11 to RB, dude runs hard and has a few moves.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Oh NOOOO... you mean we won't win the Superbowl this year?

Posted by: jgarrisn | October 6, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if you can re-attach muscle to bone with a surgery

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 3:56 PM

Duck tape is the way to go. Always keep some in my truck cuz it's the miracle fix.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Hope I am not saying this too soon, but it looks like another indication of a positive change in the culture at Redskins park. In past years, if a major player got hurt and we were thin behind the next man up, we would go running and screaming down the road in panic, throwing money and draft picks around until we got someone else in, who inevitably turned out to be a short term and unsatisfactory fix. Now, I am watching Mr. Lynch, a decent back with a head case, moving on, to Seattle and not DC. Good stuff!This is a journey, and if you got setbacks work with what you got instead of flushing the future. I am liking our coach and manager tandem.

Posted by: northvajim2 | October 6, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

A third degree groin separation doesn't require surgery? Sure doesn't sound like something that would heal on its own.

So if it's possible for him to come back in 5 weeks, why IR him or buy him out? I think it's a lot more serious than we know. Maybe he is done for good.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 6, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

gorilla glue...and a framing nailer....fix that right up...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I don't she them IRing Portis at this time, maybe in a few weeks if it gets worse but they will wait it out.

DT11 blows, nuff said

Gotta love Bean...of course the offense is better, what were you expecting the Colts by week three? Try watching the games. One week (Texans) the passing game was huge, against the eagles Running game showed vast improvement. Its a process. Also they are doing it the last few weeks with arguably a worse OL on paper than at times last season. Did you see the players lining up in the second half of last weeks game?

Bean....willing to give DT/MK 1000s of years to progress but already stamping new offense "zorn like" by week 4.....UFB

Posted by: chrislarry | October 6, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Dr. Curzon.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm not saying Bobby wasn't a good runner, but he made his mark in DC outside the tackle box and has his bust in the HOF because of it.
As for the other Bmitch yes he was a decent RB when we had nobody else to put in there, but he WILL go into Canton for kick returns, the all around numbers are just icing on the cake.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

stwasm: Funny,i don't remember Bobby Mitchell as a RB here in DC, yes he was a RB in Cleveland but here in DC he was a WR and KR in initial years here, and all of the snide remarks about CP aren't necessary he played and ran hard and picked up the blitzing linebacker like a demon, let's see if the "Torain Train" can at least not miss any of his blocking assignments trust me the offense will miss CP.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 6, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: chrislarry | October 6, 2010 4:05 PM

Been doing some light reading huh?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 6, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Dr. Curzon.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 6, 2010 4:05 PM

No problem alex. Not an MD, just stayed at a holiday inn last night...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

PETA must be saying the Philly-Redskins game was an example of God exacting vengeance on all of the dog fighters and would be dog fighters.

Posted by: RedSkinHead


Michael Vicks dogfighting is so played out now. Dont we have new athletes to vilify? I am sure god singled out one guy of thousands that participate in dog fighting to punish. Maybe God reads your blogs.

Posted by: ged0386 | October 6, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

wonder if coming back in made it worse?

Posted by: justsayin | October 6, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

actually I head getting pummeled by 300 lb men is good for muscles torn off the bone.

This is sad. For all the controversy he's been a great Redskin. I hope he's not done but it doesn't sound great. I'm no MD but 4-6 weeks for a groin muscle torn off the bone seems very optimistic/borderline delusional.

Gimme Torain Man!! "Of course I'm an excellent runner, but Shanny only lets me run on Sundays....definitely gonna average 107.372...372 yards, defintely. Whoppner starts in 15 minutes..."

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 6, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Kelvin Bryant was nasty but he didn't play here for long.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 6, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Time to put the ol' work horse out to pasture.

Posted by: topwriter | October 6, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Loved Kelvin Bryant!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 6, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Tendons attach muscles to bones so what we're really talking here are torn tendons.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 6, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Mitchell's great seasons are back before my time (barely), but I do remember Charley Taylor playing RB. Good call to switch him to WR. Real good call.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 6, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'd put Stephen Davis ahead of Portis in Redskins running back lore. Neither played in the glory days, but I'd put Davis before Portis (and Byner).

Posted by: ShovelPlease | October 6, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

yeah, sorry cl, when they scored ZERO td's in game 1, 1 td in game 3, and 2 in game 4, thats my bad for expecting it to be a little better....the 2nd half of most of the games has been awful what have they scored 13 points COMBINED in 4 games in the 2nd half?? Apparently we're not supposed to notice...

you cite the running game versus the eagles as vastly improved, then state that the OL was worse than last years at times...seems contradictory to me..but whateves...

how many points did Zorn's team score his first season in their first 4 games??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse


PETA must be saying the Philly-Redskins game was an example of God exacting vengeance on all of the dog fighters and would be dog fighters.

Posted by: RedSkinHead


Michael Vicks dogfighting is so played out now. Dont we have new athletes to vilify? I am sure god singled out one guy of thousands that participate in dog fighting to punish. Maybe God reads your blogs.

Posted by: ged0386 | October 6, 2010 4:11 PM
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Dude, you are right. It is an overdone topic. I was just making fun of it. Sorry I offended you.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 6, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same style that got him booted from Denver?
Posted by: wisdom80

In a word, yes. Shanny is the military/my way or the highway type. It works with certain players, who don't have natural discipline. I have mixed feelings about it. Sometimes the military attitude leads to stubbornness that causes you to start the season with geezer running backs who won't last a month.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 6, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Kelvin Bryant was nasty but he didn't play here for long.

Posted by: Realness1

He was good, hurt alot but good. I'd take Joe Washington first.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 6, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I forgot to ask, is J. Galloway still on the roster? If so, why? If not, good, I can now take the Redskins somewhat more seriously.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | October 6, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

If Torain is a second-year back, how could he have been with the Broncos in 2008? That would make him at least a third year back.

Posted by: curtb | October 6, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"you cite the running game versus the eagles as vastly improved, then state that the OL was worse than last years at times...seems contradictory to me..but whateves..."

King of the Stat Sheet Beeanie strikes again!

I said the oline was worse ON PAPER meaning that less (or same) talent was doing far MORE which shows an improvement in SCHEME and EXECUTION....

seriously I really have little value on your take on the games at this point, even your boy Flounder was like "what?"

You also convienently left out the offensive numbers in week 2...

Its just laughable that you claim these younger recievers need "a chance" after 2.5 years but an entirely new offensive scheme and a bunch of new players are judged after 4 games....but then again you are the cat that argued that Circuit City was a well run company almost to the hour it was filing chapter 11 and folding forever (even in an economy where seemingly the one thing people still buy are electronic gadgets)

stick to bass fishing and nascar

Posted by: chrislarry | October 6, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"but a third-degree separation is off the bone."

Ugh, that's gotta be painful. His groin is off the bone? Football's not the only thing he won't be doing for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Posted by: fitzroysq | October 6, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse


how many points did Zorn's team score his first season in their first 4 games??


Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 4:21 PM |

bean, do us all a favor, quit b i t c h i n g

Posted by: hessone | October 6, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

but a third-degree separation is off the bone."

Ugh, that's gotta be painful. His groin is off the bone? Football's not the only thing he won't be doing for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Posted by: fitzroysq | October 6, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I think I would just lay in bed, cry, watch Judge Judy and take Percocet if my groin was torn.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 6, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

This via twitter:

CindyBoren Cindy Boren
RT @Rich_Campbell: For those pondering Portis' future with #Redskins, he is to make $8.5 million next year, but there's no guaranteed money.

Wow that means he will not be a Redskin under that contract. To remain a Skin he will have to restructure big time....that is if there is a season....

Posted by: chrislarry | October 6, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse


bean snores devin thomas's name in his sleep

DEAD HORSE-DEAD HORSE-DEAD HORSE

Posted by: hessone | October 6, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

The arguments never stop on RI.

Let's just keep this thing rolling and get a win over Green Bay.

In hindsight, the loss to the Rams might not be so bad, those guys could be pretty decent this year.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 6, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

You also convienently left out the offensive numbers in week 2...

yeah, sorry about that...in 1 game out of 4 they've scored points....there...how's that??

I will stick to bass fishing and nascar, you stick to claiming that Roydell will be comeback player of the year, hows that working out by the way?

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Odds Albert Haynesworth starts: 10-1

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 6, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

CL, you find that hammer that jm guy used to wield?

Posted by: mack1 | October 6, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse


bean is on a 3 day b i t c h a t h o n over DT11 and he wants to bring zorn back. what an ass that bean is

Posted by: hessone | October 6, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Is it possible to do it the other way this time around? Move DT11 to RB, dude runs hard and has a few moves.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 3:59 PM
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interesting...if he can do it...why not

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 6, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Forget the running game and scoring points, I'm worried about our #31 ranked defense this week!

Posted by: oh_boy1 | October 6, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Boy, this news really, really fouls up my fantasy roster.

What am I to do now?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I am so sick of the blind love for Arrington, Portis and now DT11.

I must be missing something.

Portis is done, he's BEEN done and NO, while he's been okay up until the second half of the '08 season, he has NEVER been worth the price that was paid for him in my opinion.

Devin Thomas? Who do some of you really think the guy is? This blind love reminds me of the Colt Brennan and Babe Laufenberg stuff where fans just thought that a glimmer here and a glimpse there deserved rock-star starting status.

I would have loved to have heard Bill Belle-cheat's reaction to a trade offer consisting of a 4th and Devin Thomas for an aging and malcontent Randy Moss. I could hear his gravely, monotone voice over a speaker phone saying, "Tell ya what, we'll take the 4th and you can keep that doosh bag. If he can't beat out a shrimp, an old man and a practice squad player, why the hell would we want him?"

BAM!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

What am I to do now?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 4:48 PM

Same as always. Blow it out your butt.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 6, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

What am I to do now?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop

poop your pants?

Posted by: the_shocker1 | October 6, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for memories Clinton!

It may be the last we see of him in a Redskins jersey if the healing doesn't go well.

It's a shame so many people questioned his tuffness, the week before this happened. I wonder if a guy going back into a game with the muscle half ripped off his leg bone will be proof enough for them now.

Clinton ran hard for us for many years. Years where we had absolutely nothing else positive going on with the rest of the offense.

Gotta give him lots of respect for that!

Thanks again Clinton, and good luck with the healing process.


Posted by: FootballCardSnatcher | October 6, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas: 'I just really don't know what's going on'


Yeah, that's the problem. Ha.

Guess its stupid, and not lazy.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 6, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Well if I actually played those super-fun fantasy sports than maybe I'd actually worry.

But since I don't, I just may poop my pants for fun.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

"but a third-degree separation is off the bone."

Ugh, that's gotta be painful. His groin is off the bone? Football's not the only thing he won't be doing for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Posted by: fitzroysq | October 6, 2010 4:35 PM |

How did it happen? Did he pull it putting a lot of pressure on it while running or was it the result of a hit/tackle by an opponent? Either way, it looks like 8 yrs of wear and tear have taken its toll. When injuries like this happen it's time to think of retiring.

Posted by: FrancoBegbie | October 6, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Forget the running game and scoring points, I'm worried about our #31 ranked defense this week!


Posted by: oh_boy1 | October 6, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm not

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 6, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I am so sick of the blind love for Arrington, Portis and now DT11.


Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 4:51 PM
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You want to see some blind love? Go read some of the other threads on The Bog. Barno1 is doing nothing but sucking Danny Snyder off. Every thread about Danny-Boy, Barno1 is there defending his man-crush and constantly gargling with Danny-Boys man-sauce.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should see Thinker talk about Dan Steinberg.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 6, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for memories Clinton!

It may be the last we see of him in a Redskins jersey if the healing doesn't go well.

It's a shame so many people questioned his tuffness, the week before this happened. I wonder if a guy going back into a game with the muscle half ripped off his leg bone will be proof enough for them now.

Clinton ran hard for us for many years. Years where we had absolutely nothing else positive going on with the rest of the offense.

Gotta give him lots of respect for that!

Thanks again Clinton, and good luck with the healing process.


Posted by: FootballCardSnatcher | October 6, 2010 4:53 PM |

Fine....

Dear Clinton,

Take your sagging groin and your straight pockets and get the hell out of here. You're nothing but a whiner and a complainer and you're dumber than a box of cat turds. You won't be missed, biotch.

Sincerely,

Me

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

It's off the bone but doesn't require surgery?

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 6, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

It depends. Surgeons are leaning towards non-surgical interventions more often these days as some studies show no advantage in recovery time if you just let the avulsion heal. You then have the advantage in that you don't have a (surgical) wound to heal on top of the injury.

But no, you don't need it reattached, the body will basically bridge the gap with scar tissue and you'll end up with something resembling a tendon attaching the muscle to the bone.

I've worked with this before and it took time, but never with a pro athlete with a training staff working on him all day every day. The last one was painfree with no restrictions on every day activities in about 8-10 weeks, but it took a lot longer than that to gain all the strength back.

Word is that you can expect 95% recovery, but the only person who would notice that 5%...is a pro athlete. We might see him again this year, but I wouldn't expect too much from him when he does return.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 6, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I am so sick of the blind love for Arrington, Portis and now DT11.


Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 4:51 PM
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You want to see some blind love? Go read some of the other threads on The Bog. Barno1 is doing nothing but sucking Danny Snyder off. Every thread about Danny-Boy, Barno1 is there defending his man-crush and constantly gargling with Danny-Boys man-sauce.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 4:57 PM |

I'd gargle with Lindsay Zarniak's diarrhea.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

This via twitter:

CindyBoren Cindy Boren
RT @Rich_Campbell: For those pondering Portis' future with #Redskins, he is to make $8.5 million next year, but there's no guaranteed money.

Wow that means he will not be a Redskin under that contract. To remain a Skin he will have to restructure big time....that is if there is a season....


Posted by: chrislarry | October 6, 2010 4:41 PM

And your point is? Ofcourse it will be obvious he has to restructure to stay....but whose to say they both or one isn't willing to restructure?

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 6, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 4:58 PM

Why don't you join him in your luxury German automobile?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 6, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I like Portis, but it bothers me that I don't immediately feel that he can break through the other team's defense when we're on the 1 yard line. I don't see Touchdown! Any run he makes over 10 yards is shock. He hasn't been running as a top back in a few years. Once in awhile just doesn't cut it. Then again, I'm sure I couldn't do better.

Posted by: merrittwj | October 6, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I'd gargle with Lindsay Zarniak's diarrhea.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 5:01 PM
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So you're saying you wish she was in the 2 Girls 1 Cup video?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Portis would have been better off breaking his leg. This injury will be 6 weeks at the very minimum. Hopefully he doesn't try to come back to soon and take himself out for the season. McNabb needs his blocking back there.

You Portis haters need to give it a rest already. He is not done. He ran well in that game despite the injury. He has a lot of carries but he is still only 29.

Posted by: skins91r | October 6, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Portis you gaves us some good years....

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Portis you gaves us some good years....

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 6, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Portis you gaves us some good years....

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 6, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

ALL ABOARD!! The R-TRAIN.

Posted by: VegasJim | October 6, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

'3rd degree groin separation'. That's gotta be tough to know the world saw you get your 'boys' vivisected on live television.

"Ow! My 'nads! My 'nads!" LOL!

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Posted by: 1561705755 | October 6, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Too bad, but it's good news that Portis won't break Riggins record. Let's save that for someone who wins games. The Portis era has been utterly forgettable.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | October 6, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Too bad, but it's good news that Portis won't break Riggins record. Let's save that for someone who wins games. The Portis era has been utterly forgettable.

Posted by: diesel_skins_

I can't believe the disrespect for a man that was THE only real threat on this offense for years. Its amazing how we forget so fast.....

Posted by: dcwun | October 6, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

he's toast

Posted by: 44fx2901 | October 6, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

I still like Freight-Torrain.

Wish I could remember who said it first...

Raise your hand if you're the clever bastard one who came up with it.

Posted by: edvar | October 6, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

How about Torainwreck as in he is an arena league bum who will get smashed when he has to carry the freight full time. he can't block, is softer than toilet paper and will get blown up this weekend and that will be the end of that experiment. he was on the PS for a reason and not even bum street teams took a sniff of him. Portis, he is a gimpy, ignorant, wanna be thug. GTFO the whole crowd. we stink and after McChicken went a blistering 8-19 after the dog whiperer went down i have zero faith.

Posted by: doyouktt | October 6, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

But, he also spent a lot of time coming from the backfield. He's one of the team's all-time leading rushers.

Posted by: stwasm | October 6, 2010 3:55 PM

Bobby Mitchell had 484 rushing yards while with the Redskins. That puts him behind such greats as Trung Canidate.

Posted by: unquiltom | October 6, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

How about calling up Shaun Alexander? He's ready to go!

Posted by: jen288 | October 7, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Last year CP!

Didn't some RB get cut this year call them back.
Some werent bad.

Posted by: shamken | October 7, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

That's what happens when you don't show up for OTAs. See ya Portis you lazy @#%)%.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | October 7, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Riggo's record as the top all-time drunken Redskin will never be overtaken. What a schmuck Riggins is. He sure likes the sound of his own voice.

Posted by: chopin224 | October 7, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

This team needs to find out what it has in Ryan Torain. Forget bringing back Larry Johnson. He is yesterday's news.

I don't think its any secret that to become a legitimate contender the Redskins have to get younger and faster at a number of positions.

Running back is one of them.

Wide receiver is another.

Trent Williams, Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, etc. are a START on offense.

But a lot more heavy lifting has to be done personnel-wise.

And Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis don't figure into that equation when we look to even the near future of 2011.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | October 7, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

How do you hit someone so hard that his groin "separates"? I've never heard of that injury before.

Posted by: tallyhohohoho | October 7, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

I think I know what he's referring to but, technically speaking, I don't believe there is any such thing as a 3rd degree groin separation.

Posted by: jrodgersjr | October 7, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

What's next in the NFL?

AP -- NFL officials were shocked when linebackers from the St Louis Rams struck Clinton Portis so hard that he disintegrated before a television audience of 20 million.

Everett Mason, a Redskins season ticket holder, who witnessed the event said, "I thought it was the Second Coming. There was a flash of light and Portis disappeared. I shielded my eyes, but I had flash blindness for several minutes afterward."

The Portis next of kin could not be reached for comment, but friends of the family said they were saddened by the disappearance, but happy that Clinton would be remembered in the record books.

Posted by: tallyhohohoho | October 7, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

They didn't hit him so hard that his groin tendons separated. They stood him up with his legs apart and one guy pulled his left leg up. Watching the replay, I immediately knew he'd be out for a long while. I hate the 'Skins (Cowboys fan, sorry), but that was just wrong. I can't believe the NFL didn't levy a heavy fine.

Posted by: nadie1 | October 7, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

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