Redskins RB Chris Thompson headed to IR

Redskins RB Chris Thompson headed to IR
November 8, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Chris Thompson headed to IR

Redskins running back Chris Thompson, who has been inactive the past four games while battling a shoulder injury, will be placed on injured reserve, Coach Mike Shanahan.

“He’ll be on IR before next game, so he’s definitely out,” Shanahan said, adding that the rookie will undergo surgery to repair his labrum.

“I don’t think we’ll know exactly [what's wrong] until they look at it,” Shanahan added. “It’s something that’s been ongoing. It’s got a little bit worse. So doctors recommended that he has surgery on it.”

Shanahan did not specify when the injury occurred, but said Thompson’s left shoulder has been bothering him for “some time.” In August, Thompson had his shoulder pop out and back in during a preseason game against the Steelers.

Thompson won the kickoff and punt returning jobs out of camp but ineffectiveness led to him being replaced. Thompson averaged 20 yards per kickoff return and 5.1 on punts. 

For Thompson, this marks the third straight season that has been cut short because of injury. His junior season at Florida State ended early because of a broken back. As a senior, an ACL tear ended his season in October.