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Redskins lose Clinton Portis for 4-6 weeks

Redskins running back Clinton Portis will miss four to six weeks with a groin injury, coach Mike Shanahan said today.

Portis said yesterday that he expected to miss the Redskins’ upcoming game against the Packers with a groin injury, and that he’d know more after an MRI. That MRI delivered bad news.

Portis left the field with an injury on Sunday against the Eagles and said he heard something pop in his groin area.

Ryan Torain will now become the Redskins’ starting running back, and Shanahan said the team will make a move at the position.

Through four games this season Portis is the Redskins’ leading rusher with 195 yards on 49 carries. Torain has 116 yards on 25 carries.

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32 Responses to “Redskins lose Clinton Portis for 4-6 weeks”
  1. mekono says: Oct 6, 2010 3:41 PM

    Julius Jones. Paging Mr. Jones.
    Dan Snyder’s private plane is waiting.

  2. wd40 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:43 PM

    Gotta like the guy. Been in and out of ballgames the last couple of weeks and now that the O Line is starting to show itself…
    Get well soon. It’s a joy watching you play the game.

  3. MadTbaggeR says: Oct 6, 2010 3:43 PM

    No… Portis hurt again? Maybe all those carries are catching up?

  4. CremeBrunell says: Oct 6, 2010 3:46 PM

    Noooooooooooo. Looks like the Portis era is over in DC.

  5. mama tried says: Oct 6, 2010 3:47 PM

    Torain>Portis

  6. CarlHess1 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:48 PM

    Keiland Williams……bet.

  7. isonic1 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:49 PM

    If Torain can level safetys like he did to the Eagles strong safety, I’d take him. He’s next in line for Shanahan’s no name rb’s becoming a stud, hopefully.

  8. tamer says: Oct 6, 2010 3:52 PM

    they should bring Larry Johnson back.

  9. Everybody Loves Mike Florio says: Oct 6, 2010 3:53 PM

    Selvin Young still out there?

  10. Beast Of Eden says: Oct 6, 2010 3:54 PM

    It’s all good. CP handled business week 4. Rest up, like Haynesworth. We’re gonna need our stars for the always crucial stretch from weeks 12-17.

  11. Simon12345 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:56 PM

    They were moving toward Torain anyway in terms of a primary running back.
    The main impact will be in pass/blitz protection.
    If they sign another guy, that needs to be the emphasis…

  12. imseantaylor says: Oct 6, 2010 3:57 PM

    Now boarding the Pain Torain…All aboard!!!

  13. Chiefs2010 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:59 PM

    They should’ve dumped him and Sellers two years ago.. along with a cadre of other old men (Daniels, Hall, Landry (liability in deep coverage), Dockery, Rabach, Daughty, etc..)
    As we all know though, Snyder thinks of these guys as his buddies, and bases his decisions on this… guy’s a child with a professional sports team..
    Packers 34
    Skins’ 17
    Chiefs2010

  14. Blackbeard says: Oct 6, 2010 4:00 PM

    Willie Parker we didn’t want to pay you for the year, but would you come back for the rest of the season?

  15. SaintsFTW says: Oct 6, 2010 4:01 PM

    Portis gets hurt every year. Nothing new.

  16. Ralph says: Oct 6, 2010 4:04 PM

    a tale of two franchises.
    Redskins lose starting RB for 4-6, decide they need to do something about the position.
    Packers lose starting RB for season TT shoves his head up his butt looking for leftovers from dinner.

  17. The Black Cat says: Oct 6, 2010 4:10 PM

    And they cut Larry Johnson and Willie Parker…WHY????

  18. heyguru says: Oct 6, 2010 4:27 PM

    I don’t know why people are so down on Portis. He was OUTSTANDING for lots of peoples’ fantasy teams in 1937.

  19. The Oracle-Jbone says: Oct 6, 2010 4:32 PM

    Torain was being worked to be the premiered back anyways, so it’s not THAT big of a hit to our running game.
    I will miss Clinton’s blocking though; probably one of the best blocking RB’s out there.
    Hopefully we stay away from the larry johnson’s, and the slow willie parkers’.
    Get a young, fresh back to compliment the Pain Torain.

  20. Mangy66 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:38 PM

    Think the Texans would be willing to deal Slaton?
    I just don’t want to hear the “Tatum Bell to the Skins” rumor that floats here on PFT once a quarter.

  21. Resolution says: Oct 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    Portis must be tough… because if I “heard something pop in my groin area” I’d freak out.

  22. We need linemen says: Oct 6, 2010 4:47 PM

    “The Black Cat says:
    October 6, 2010 4:10 PM
    And they cut Larry Johnson and Willie Parker…WHY????”
    Because neither of them were playing well and because they had other RBs who were playing at a higher level.
    They’ll almost certainly resign Keiland Williams but it will be interesting to see who they cut to make room. Roydell Williams possibly, then Devin Thomas could get some time on offence.

  23. cbrianwatkins says: Oct 6, 2010 4:48 PM

    The Black Cat says:
    October 6, 2010 4:10 PM
    And they cut Larry Johnson and Willie Parker…WHY????
    ————————————————–
    cause portis wasnt hurt then and they both suck?

  24. Cleg says: Oct 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    Anyone know why the Chiefs fan has such a hatred of the skins? I could see if he was a pokes, iggles or gnats fan. But the Chiefs have not really been relevant since the mid 1960s. I don’t get it.

  25. isonic1 says: Oct 6, 2010 5:06 PM

    # Cleg says: October 6, 2010 4:49 PM
    Anyone know why the Chiefs fan has such a hatred of the skins? I could see if he was a pokes, iggles or gnats fan. But the Chiefs have not really been relevant since the mid 1960s. I don’t get it.
    He’s a DC transient. Came here for work but hates the local team. I’d come here also to get out of crappy KC! He sure knows a lot of our players (which is kind creepy) for a fan of another team. I really only know like two players on KC’s team.

  26. DanSnyder says: Oct 6, 2010 5:07 PM

    lol cleg yah I agree, every skins post I see that Chiefs2010 guy trashing the skins and predicting some blowout loss. He’s starting to creep up to boysroll level.
    He’s probably upset his franchise is the least relevant native american themed team in the league. He’s also probably riding his high horse of 3-0 right now. Funny thing is teams that start 3-0 dont make the playoffs all the time.

  27. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Oct 6, 2010 5:28 PM

    Chiefs2010 says:
    October 6, 2010 3:59 PM
    They should’ve dumped him and Sellers two years ago.. along with a cadre of other old men (Daniels, Hall, Landry (liability in deep coverage), Dockery, Rabach, Daughty, etc..)
    ________________________________
    Sellers – making key plays this season already and blocks with the best of them
    Daniels – field goal block already and making key plays
    Landry – doesnt play FS any more bright guy. Had 17 tackles in the Dallass game.
    do you even watch the Skins or are you just blabbering?

  28. ham1 says: Oct 6, 2010 6:02 PM

    Chiefs2010 is smoking wacky tabacky in his pipe.
    Hall sealed the deal on the Cowpukes with their stupid before the half decision not to take a knee.
    Landry has been flat out clobbering people.
    Portis is an outstanding blocker and still jacks up folks bigger then him every game.
    Rabach, I will give you that only because anybody watching a skins game could get confused as to what position he plays. Hes pushed in to the backfield so frequently he could be mistaken for a fullback. Other then that, you need to put the pipe down and look for a detox. And go away. Your not wanted or needed here.
    HTTR.

  29. IBleedDCRed says: Oct 6, 2010 6:11 PM

    “Through four games this season Portis is the Redskins’ leading rusher with 195 yards on 49 carries. Torain has 116 yards on 25 carries.”
    Torain has 79 less yards on Half the carries. I love my Skins, but I think we need to realize that Portis just doesn’t have it like he used to. I don’t think we’ll lose much with him out. He spent the second half of last season on the bench, it’s nothing new. If McNabb could mantain steady games instead of throwing 400 one week and 150 the next, we could have a good balance and not have to depend on just the run or just the pass.

  30. rickvaldez says: Oct 6, 2010 6:24 PM

    @chiefs2000
    Do you really believe anything you say or are you related to boysroll and just say stupid stuff about every Skins story? Yeah they should’ve cut half the team right? Where were they going to get thier replacements? Worry about your own team which will lose the next 2 games.

  31. CHIEF ZEE says: Oct 6, 2010 6:27 PM

    It’s a shame that he’s hurt, he was really starting to find his running rhythm during the Eagles game….the loss of his pass blocking abilities will be the biggest blow to the Redskin offense.
    @Chiefs2010
    Your opinion is unfounded and should be immediately discredited by any TRUE fan of the game.
    As for Redskin Owner Dan Snyder…the man is a saint to the community. Dan Snyder makes donations each year that are worth more than the Chiefs organization all together. Hell, the pavement in the parking lot of FedEx is worth more than Arrowhead stadium.
    You really should rethink who you’re a fan of before you start bashing other teams.

  32. FumbleNuts says: Oct 6, 2010 8:34 PM

    RB Julius Jones is the most likely addition.

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