Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis says he’s been cleared by doctors after suffering a concussion on November 8, but he’s not sure when he’ll return to the field and might sit out the rest of the season.
“I would love to be on the field trying to get out there and finish out the season,” Portis said on John Thompson’s radio show. “At the same time, I have to do what’s safe and what’s best. If I’m cleared and can get back out there for the last few games, I’m definitely going to try and get back out there. If I can’t, I’ll go into the offseason healthy and starting off fresh next year.”
Redskins coach Jim Zorn has already ruled Portis out for Sunday’s game against the Saints, which will be the fourth consecutive game he has missed.
The Redskins haven’t much missed Portis on the field, as Ladell Betts and Rock Cartwright have filled in for him capably.