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Haynesworth MRI Shows Only a Strain

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth rejoined the team Wednesday after traveling to Nashville to deal with medical and personal issues, but did not practice. Coach Jim Zorn said further tests did not reveal anything more than "a little strain" in Haynesworth's hip muscles, which he originally injured in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Lions.

"It's keeping him from working laterally," Zorn said. "But I suspect by the end of the week he'll be out to practice."

Haynesworth also was dealing with legal issues concerning motions filed by lawyers for his wife, Stephanie, in connection with their divorce. She is seeking a restraining order against him and is claiming he is withholding payments for properties the couple owns, as well as for her credit-card bills. In court documents, Stephanie Haynesworth also claims Albert Haynesworth has recanted on obligations to pay a $4,000 veterinary bill for the family dog and preschool tuition for the couple's daughter.

The case was originally scheduled to be heard Tuesday, but the judge did not rule on the motions and continued the case to Oct. 13, when the Redskins will have a day off after a Sunday road game to Carolina. Zorn excused Haynesworth from Monday activities at Redskins Park so he could deal with the situation.

Haynesworth's attorney, John Hollins Jr., did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment. Haynesworth was not available for comment at Redskins Park.

Injury Updates

Three other Redskins missed practice, although Zorn expects all to be able to play Sunday against Tampa Bay. Running back Clinton Portis was kicked in the calf against the Lions. Fullback Mike Sellers is dealing with a bruised left quadriceps, and cornerback Carlos Rogers sat out because of a sprained ankle. "I think he'll practice sooner than anybody," Zorn said of Rogers. Said Rogers: "I'm going to play. I'll be all right. The swelling's going down. I'm going to start running tomorrow."

By Barry Svrluga and Julie Tate  |  September 30, 2009; 4:30 PM ET
 
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Comments

Great news! This defense needs to get better, big time!

Posted by: Alan4 | September 30, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Are they saying Boo or Boo-urns? And here come the pretzels.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | September 30, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

ugh...details of the divorce, too much information.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | September 30, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

$4,000 vet bill?

you can have them put to sleep for $100. What a sucker

GO SKINS

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 30, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

A strained ass...

LOL, wow...

Condolences to those who have broken a tailbone.

How did you get through the days? Life on your stomach all day must've sucked.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 30, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, so Haynesworth is dealing with a divorce, huh?

Then why isn't he out there maulin' mf'ers like they're a free lunch.

Haynesworth is acting like an ol' sucker for love type dude...

Bit**es be crazy.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 30, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Condolences to those who have broken a tailbone.

How did you get through the days? Life on your stomach all day must've sucked.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 30, 2009 4:44 PM |

You get to sit on a doughnut. MMMMMMM....doughnut....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 30, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Life on your stomach all day must've sucked.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 30, 2009 4:44 PM |

Pooping against gravity was about the worst of it.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 30, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I think thats great.

Theres nothing better than a beast defensive lineman going through a divorce and taking out his rage on others.

Thats as American as apple pie

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 30, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I really had no idea about the crisis surrounding the Haynesworth dog until this moment.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 30, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I just wonder what the excuses are going to be when we are 1-6. Are CP and the rest of the players gonna say "We can turn it around". Probably not. They are gonna throw Zorn under the bus so fast that his head will spin.

Posted by: kickass10101 | September 30, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Strain. Yeah. Right. Whatever. If his hip were hurting, he would be clutching it. Instead, he was out of gas when he lied flat on his stomach in the Lions game. Like all other signing busts by Snyder, this one takes the cake.

Posted by: getitritegov | September 30, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

As for the defense, they've given up four touchdowns in three games (remember, there was one more that the offense gave up against NYG). They've given up five field goals. They're giving up an average of 14 points a game. Most teams can win on that. Yes, I will be the first to agree that the defense has played badly, but still, they have only given up 14 points a game on average. That is not bad. What did you expect from the defense? Negative points?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 30, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse
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They may be allowing a low average, and they did do a better job in the 2nd half of the Lions game, but this defense is NOT doing what it needs to do in order for this team to win games.

The bottom line is, it can't get off the field. They may allow only a field goal, but when the other team holds the ball over 8 minutes in the process, that reduces the opportunities the O has to score - and that O NEEDS LOTS of opportunities.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 30, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

The only thing this joker is straining is his own credibility. What a bum!

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

$4,000 vet bill?

you can have them put to sleep for $100. What a sucker

GO SKINS

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 30, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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$100? Michael Vick will do it for FREE! :)

Seriously though....JReid get out of the guys personal life. Just say he's going thru a divorce and leave it at that.....Have a little RESPECT!

Posted by: filmchis | September 30, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Hayneworth looks awfully fat and rickety and can barely get through 3 straight plays without a breather. He may turn out to be the worst free agent signing during the midget's reign of error and that's saying something -- Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders, Jeff George, Adam Archuleta, the list goes on and on...

Posted by: nativedc | September 30, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Bruce Smith, Sanders, George, Archuleta and the "ALL TIME" bust was don't forget Stubblefield!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: FrancisHerbert | October 1, 2009 7:03 AM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers blamed his terrible coverage on that TD pass on a sprained ankle that he described after the game as a very minor sprain; Clinton got "kicked in the calf" and sat out the last run at the goal line; Haynesworth has what Z called a "little strain" in his hip muscle that he actually went into the locker room for during the game. I realize that these injuries can be worse than they let on, but this is ridiculous. Fletcher plays with broken ribs and you never hear a word. He also makes every tackle and is probably the most physical player out there.

Posted by: jtheisman | October 1, 2009 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Hayen$worth $hould ju$t give hi$ dog to Michael Vick and the vet bill$ will be $olved $oon and free!.

But we all know that Dan $nyder can $ee thi$ Hayen$worth guy is a core Red$kin. Why? Becau$e he $ell$ jer$ey$. And Dan $nyder love$ money.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | October 1, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is looking more and more like Stubblefield. When is Snyder ever going to learn anything? He knows absolutely nothing about football, and Cerrato knows even less. What a disaster!

Posted by: john24 | October 1, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

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