Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: RedskinsInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Zorn clarifies Portis' condition

Coach Jim Zorn today attempted to clarify some confusion about the medical status of running back Clinton Portis, who has sat out the last three games because of lingering affects from a concussion.

During his regular weekly appearance Tuesday on ESPN 990's "The John Thompson Show," Portis, who also has been ruled out from this week's game against the New Orleans Saints, seemed to indicate he had been cleared by a Washington physician to return to the football field, but added he was still experiencing vision problems that would have to improve before he could play.

After practice today, Zorn said that Portis, whose vision has at times been blurry since he suffered the concussion Nov. 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, had only received clearance to increase his football-related activity during the week. "He's still a little bit away," Zorn said. "We're trying to push and rest and push and rest.

"I think those things are helping him, I think he's improving, but he still has another session to go with the doctors just to kind of give him the clean bill of health. He's not getting frustrated to the point where he's breaking things. But he's trying to listen to what his body is saying to him, and right now he's coming along."

In addition, Portis is expected to be examined again by concussion specialists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center next week.

By Jason Reid  |  December 2, 2009; 4:30 PM ET
Categories:  Jason Reid  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Saints defense relishes turnovers
Next: Haynesworth, Mike Williams show improvement

Comments

Panties!

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

just shut him down....no point in risking permanent damage....nothing to play for...get his bone spurs taken care of, put him on IR, and hit the lights...show's over....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 2, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Disgruntled Oakland Raiders fans are making a high-profile plea for owner Al Davis to step down as the team's general manager.

A billboard was posted on the freeway near the Oakland Coliseum this week, saying "MR. DAVIS, DO THE RIGHT THING, PLEASE HIRE A GM."

The group the put up the billboard says it has gathered 21,000 signatures for a petition asking Davis to step down as general manager. The petition also calls on Davis to hire a new GM, hire a Super Bowl-caliber coach, and "agree to refrain from intervention in personnel or football operational matters."

The Raiders (3-8) have won three Super Bowls under Davis' leadership but appear headed to a seventh straight losing season. Oakland's 27-80 record since the start of the 2003 season is the worst in the NFL.


*****

substitute a few names, like Danny instead of Davis, and I'm thinking the AP will be able to recycle this article

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

nice to see Campbell getting the credit he has deserved all along. 80% want him here next year, cool!

20% haters 80% supporters

I wonder where dan vinrrato will end up.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't really think Zorn added any thing. There was no confusion when Portis spoke, but JZ has now confused me......

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 2, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

just shut him down....no point in risking permanent damage....nothing to play for...get his bone spurs taken care of, put him on IR, and hit the lights...show's over....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 2, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

If they decide to do this, I hope they start giving Ganther and Mason more carries.

1 or both may be back next year lets see what they've got.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | December 2, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

shut him down for the rest of his redskin's career...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 2, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

nice to see Campbell getting the credit he has deserved all along. 80% want him here next year, cool!

20% haters 80% supporters

I wonder where dan vinrrato will end up.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 4:54 PM

Like I said earlier. I voted for him to be here, but they need an additional poll to state why we want him here.

I want him here as a back up or to keep the seat warm for the new guy.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 2, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

those polls are always over simplified, but even if one wanted Campbell here as a back-up that means he competes for the job.

Any new guy should have to beat out JC for the job, and I don't see any new guy pulling that off.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I would certainly hope that no one would let him come back until he's entirely cleared medically to return. All the recent discussions about the longterm effects of concussions are very frightening and not to be ignored by anyone in their right mind. The Redskins aren't going anywhere this season, so Snyder MUST focus on hiring a competent GM and letting him/her run the show (if he's even capable of hiring a competent GM).

Posted by: seaduck2001 | December 2, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Shut him down, pack him up and put him on the first plane leaving town.

The Dude is cancer in the locker room, a no show on the practive field, a distraction on the sidelines, and a non-performer in the field.

And the sooner this loser is gone, the better for all concerned.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 3, 2009 7:33 AM | Report abuse

This reeks of a guy who is faking injury to avoid playing while sitting and collecting a fat paycheck.....I'm sorry, I've been a Portis supporter since he's been here but this is ridiculous.

Blurred vision? Funny how that's something only he could know for sure is happening. Also funny to see Rock performing just as well if not better than he has all season.

Posted by: TC13 | December 3, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

who care if this guy ever plays again? Time to move on - his ship has sailed (sunk).

He has his $$ and is no longer a quality football player - lets use his roster spot on someone who is.

Posted by: marksmen | December 3, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company