You can criticize Redskins running back Clinton Portis for a few things, but toughness isn’t one of them. That’s why it’s such a concern he had to leave Sunday’s win over the Eagles.
“I know him. I’ve been around him too long. He’s going to play hurt,” coach Mike Shanahan said of Portis to Comcast Sports Washington.
“Hopefully, the MRI is not as bad as I think it might be. Just have to
keep our fingers crossed.”
Portis joined the Mike Wise Show for his weekly segment Tuesday morning and didn’t sound any more positive. Portis reportedly said he didn’t think the team would allow him to try to play against the Packers Sunday. He heard something “pop” in his groin area before leaving the game.
The Redskins should get MRI results back on Tuesday. The only question appears to be how long Portis will be out, not if he will be out.
Two years after Mike Shanahan compared Ryan Torain to Terrell Davis in Denver, it looks like Torain will finally get his chance to be The Man.