Bowen suffers biceps injury

Bowen suffers biceps injury
December 19, 2012, 5:30 pm
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Redskins veteran Stephen Bowen has suffered a torn tendon in the upper part of his left biceps, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

Bowen, however, is expected to play Sunday in Philadelphia despite the injury. He was limited in practice. 

“He can play with that,” Shanahan said. “It’s pretty painful right now. But people have played with that.”

It’s unclear exactly when Bowen was injured on Sunday, but the starting right defensive end only played 20 of 53 snaps in the Redskins’ 38-21 victory in Cleveland.

“If it was the lower part of the biceps, he would be out,” Shanahan said. “He would have surgery. But the upper part of the biceps could [allow him] to play, and hopefully he’ll be able to do that.”

Bowen has 23 tackles, a sack and has defended three passes this season.

Meantime, London Fletcher (ankle) and Rob Jackson (personal) did not practice. Special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder) wore a yellow no-contact jersey and was limited in his participation.