Redskins WR Hankerson may need LCL surgery

Redskins WR Hankerson may need LCL surgery
November 18, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Redskins battle Eagles, refs in 24-16 loss

Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson suffered a sprained LCL in his left knee and it’s possible he’ll require surgery, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.

Hankerson, the team’s No. 2 receiver behind Pierre Garçon, was injured in Sunday’s 24-16 loss in Philadelphia.

Assuming Hankerson will be sidelined, that could open the door for Josh Morgan to return to the lineup. Morgan was inactive for the first time all season against the Eagles.

“We’ll decide in the next couple of days if surgery is needed,” Shanahan said about Hankerson. “But he is quite sore. MRI was positive so we’ll wait and see.”

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Tight end Jordan Reed, meantime, is going through the NFL’s concussion protocol. Reed did not finish Sunday’s game. 

Defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) is sore but an MRI on his right knee was negative, Shanahan said.

Shanahan also said that an MRI on defensive back E.J. Biggers’ knee also came back negative.