Hip check: Hankerson headed to IR

Hip check: Hankerson headed to IR
November 14, 2011, 8:09 pm
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Updated 3:37 p.m.

Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson will become the sixth player to be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list after he sustained a hip injury against Miami on Sunday.

Coach Mike Shanahan made the announcement to begin his Monday press conference. Hankerson sustained a sub-lex of the hip (popped out of place and then back in) and also a torn labrum. The typical recovery time is four months.

Theres always a question mark in the hip area with blood flow and hell be talking to specialists in the next week and a decision will be made if surgery is needed but it usually takes a week for the inflammation to go down and for them to get a proper read on it, Shanahan said.

The Redskins are depleted at the receiver position Hankerson is done for the year and Santana Moss (finger) is definitely out this week against Dallas and Niles Paul (toe) missed the Miami game.

A third-round pick from Miami (Fla.), Hankerson was inactive for the first five games but once he got his chance, he produced 13 catches for 163 yards.

Against Miami, before nearly 50 friends and family members, he caught eight passes for 106 yards the first 100-yard game by a Redskins receiver this year and the first by a rookie since Rod Gardner 10 years ago.

He played a great game and he has a big upside as we saw yesterday, Shanahan said. I like the way he works. He was devastated when he found out, but hell work through it.

The Redskins second- and third-round choices will now be on injured reserve Jarvis Jenkins was lost in the preseason with a knee injury.

Redskins Insider Ryan OHalloran contributed to this story.