Jammal Brown’s lingering hip injury left the Redskins with no choice, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, a day after the team elected to shut down the right tackle for the remainder of the season.
“He was unable to play,” Shanahan said. “His hip was sore, both right and left.”
Earlier this month, Brown returned to the practice field in the hopes of working his way back into the lineup. But the 31-year-old, who underwent a second hip surgery since 2009 in training camp, lasted only two practices before soreness forced him back to the sidelines.
“He tried, gave it everything he had,” Shanahan said. “Just didn’t have the ability to work through it.”
Shanahan said it’s too soon to decide the next course of action for Brown, who signed a five-year, $27.5 million contact in 2011.
“I’ll let some time go by first,” Shanahan said. “It’s hard to say right now. But obviously, it’s not a good sign when he’s working pretty hard and all of a sudden it acts up.”
He added: “Just get away a little bit, relax, let that hip get better.”
Trent Williams (bruised thigh) and London Fletcher (sprained left ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Williams, however, said earlier in the day that will suit up Monday and Fletcher hasn’t missed a game in 15 seasons.