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After knee surgery, Santana Moss says he'll be ready by June minicamp

Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss said Saturday he had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the offseason, a procedure he said he underwent because the knee had slightly bothered him for three years, but one that won't hold him out beyond this week's voluntary minicamp.

"I had some stuff that was bothering me from years before, and I just decided to get it done," Moss said. "I mean, it's just something that happened a few years ago, and they said whenever I needed surgery to just get it done."

While the Redskins went through the second of three days of practice under Coach Mike Shanahan, Moss went through some individual drills wearing a baseball cap rather than a helmet, and he did not participate in team drills. He was reluctant to give details about the injury, deferring to the coaching staff. Shanahan also offered few specifics.

"He'll be ready to go in June, [for the] June minicamp," Shanahan said. "He's been on rehab here for about three months. I'm not going to get into the surgeries or what happened to him, but basically he got cleaned up a little bit. Had a little irritation, and should be no setbacks. Should be ready to go."

Moss had surgery on the same knee in his rookie season of 2001, when he was with the New York Jets. He started all 16 games for the Redskins last year, catching 70 passes for 902 yards and three touchdowns.

As Moss watched from the side Saturday, a pair of newly acquired veterans -- Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade -- worked into the Redskins' offense for the first time. Moss said those players might help develop the receiving corps as a whole.

"I've always been the guy to feed off of everybody else," Moss said. "When you have help like those guys who have done it for a while, who know this game, that can only brighten a lot of things that we're trying to do around here at the position and for this team. I'm looking forward to seeing how those guys do."

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 8, 2010; 2:42 PM ET
Categories:  Minicamp , wide receivers  
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Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 8, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

what? actual news with quotes from players? where am i?

Posted by: poopoobigelow | May 8, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

cool, moodly, it's on. I'll think on the moniker. Did you check out the link that Curz posted last thread? Paints a more satisfied 92 kind of picture, less hard journalism on RI...

"He's been on rehab here for about three months...Had a little irritation, and should be no setbacks. Should be ready to go."

Just another indication of football people running the place, with solid training staff serious about tracking each individual athlete. Sounds like they've been prepping for this for a while, hopefully won't be a big deal. I like that Shanny knows exactly what's going on with his players.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | May 8, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Something tells me Santana is gonna get traded.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | May 8, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Nice...We have become the Patriots South...

Everybody gets the message, save for JC8 and Haynesworth.....

Everything goes through the Head Coach....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 8, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

When I say "beep beep" then move it.

Beep beep.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 8, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Wait a dang minute...I read the RI every day of my life, and this is the first I am hearing of Moss having surgery?

But I do know what color underwear Albert Haynesworth is wearing on a daily basis...

Posted by: theduck | May 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

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