Add nose tackle Barry Cofield to the list of Redskins recovering from injury/surgery.
Cofield had surgery to repair a hernia, Coach Jay Gruden confirmed. Gruden did not specify when the procedure occurred but said, “it wasn’t too long ago.”
“We’ll talk to the trainers, but he’s doing a good job so far,” Gruden said of the 30-year-old team captain. “He’s rehabbing and we’re hoping to get him full-go at least by the start of training camp. He should be in good shape.”
Cofield did not participate in team drills during last week’s OTA practices at Redskins Park. He instead worked off to the side with the team’s other injured players, a group that included wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (knee), cornerbacks Tracy Porter (shoulder) and Richard Crawford (knee) and defensive lineman Stephen Bowen (knee).
Cofield has proven to be durable, missing only two games over the course of his eight-year NFL career and none the past five seasons.
Training camp is set to open July 24 in Richmond.