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Santana Moss to miss three weeks

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The Redskins will be without their most reliable wide receiver for roughly three weeks.

A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that Santana Moss will undergo surgery on his broken hand and should miss three weeks.

It’s a huge loss for an offense that is already struggling to throw the football.  Jabar Gaffney has been solid, but the Redskins don’t have another wideout with more than 60 receiving yards this year.

UPDATE: Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed the surgery and says Moss should be out 5-7 weeks.

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21 Responses to “Santana Moss to miss three weeks”
  1. jakek2 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:36 PM

    My Giants lost to the Skins in Week 1 and the Seahawks two weeks ago. I first thought that the loss to the Hawks was unforgivable but now I am quickly changing my tune.

  2. notrelated says: Oct 24, 2011 2:38 PM

    “but the Redskins don’t have another wideout with more than 60 receiving yards this year.”

    Wow.

  3. smarterthantheaveragebearfan says: Oct 24, 2011 2:39 PM

    Another blow to Redskins fans. You guys just can’t catch a break. A meddling owner trying to take every cent he can off you, a has-been coach (and his son!), and a revolving door at quarterbacks.

    It’s dark days there in DC…

  4. mpayne12 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:47 PM

    It is what it is. I’m still saying 8-8 for the skins this year. As a skins fan I’d like more wins than this but you can only do so much rebuilding in 1 year. Even with the injuries I hope most skins fans are still encouraged with the progress.

  5. andre504 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:48 PM

    Wow! That is a huge blow for the Skins, oh well. The 9ers D will be happy in a couple of weeks………

  6. beertech says: Oct 24, 2011 3:01 PM

    8-8? Looking down the schedule its looking like five more wins could be very hard to come by.

  7. facelessman75 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:11 PM

    Tim Hightower torn acl.
    Ok well we need draft picks! It’s a rebuilding time next year and the year after should be lookig better. I’m not giving up this year either.

  8. cowboyhater says: Oct 24, 2011 3:12 PM

    You always have to see the blessing in disguise when injuries occur. Now we can start seeing the young players out on the field as we continue to go through this rebuilding process. To hear all of this negativity from the fans who had unrealistic expectations, just chill out and let this rebuilding process continue. We are just not good enough to compete consistently, and will continue to go through these challenges, but once it’s all put together it will be fun talk the talk to all of the haters.

  9. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 3:17 PM

    Tough break. But it’s not like Beck would be torching secondaries anyway.

  10. deadmanwalking47 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:19 PM

    snyderatto ran the team with stupidity and ignorance nearly ten years.obviously,it can’t be prepared in two years! skins are better than they were last year,maybe 500 if lucky!in time,skins will be in the playoffs under sshanahan,give them a couple of years to rebuild.

  11. jmsincla says: Oct 24, 2011 3:22 PM

    Not only do the Skins need a solid QB, they need someone for said QB to throw to. Cooley has been on the decline and Fred Davis can’t do it by himself. After the way Gaffney played yesterday I’d prefer to see what Paul and Austin have got.

  12. skins23 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:23 PM

    Hightower out for year, Cooley out for year, Jenkins out for year, Moss out for half of the rest of the year, Korey out for year, Williams out for a few weeks, Fletcher may miss time, OJ injured….

    I wonder if websites like this one who were harping on how “healthy” we were in the first 3-4 weeks will make mention of our littany of injuries now.

  13. schmitty2 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:29 PM

    losing your best RB and WR in the same game..skins will be back to being the Skins of old. HAIL!

  14. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 3:37 PM

    “I wonder if websites like this one who were harping on how ‘healthy’ we were in the first 3-4 weeks will make mention of our littany of injuries now.”

    Why, would that make you feel better? How about a real QB and solid O line for starters? People who aren’t involved one way or the other with the Skins are still dumbfounded by the decision to go with Beckman this season.

  15. hendawg21 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:58 PM

    cowboyhater says:
    Oct 24, 2011 3:12 PM
    You always have to see the blessing in disguise when injuries occur. Now we can start seeing the young players out on the field as we continue to go through this rebuilding process. To hear all of this negativity from the fans who had unrealistic expectations, just chill out and let this rebuilding process continue. We are just not good enough to compete consistently, and will continue to go through these challenges, but once it’s all put together it will be fun talk the talk to all of the haters.

    I see we look at things the same way…another thing I don’t see why people have such a negative view of Beck he played decent yesterday and would’ve had better numbers than some of the so called FRANCHISE QB’s if his receivers would’ve held on to balls thrown their way.

  16. sadie753 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:32 PM

    Armstrong, Hankerson, Paul, Austin? I think we have solid depth at WR. Moss is a big loss, but Davis and Paulsen can help Beck in finding a scapegoat.

  17. cuda1234 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:42 PM

    First of all, weren’t the Redskins supposed to go undefeated now that Rex Grossman has been benched? Wasn’t he the source of all their problems? Isn’t that what I’ve been reading all year? Second, don’t the Redskins have more wr’s on their roster than any other team in the league?

  18. dirtydrynn27 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:43 PM

    Hated to lose Santana Moss but just like someone said earlier,This could be a blessing in disguise! Leonard Hankerson…..Now is your time and the same thing goes for fellow rookie Niles Paul.I can live with the Hightower injury because of Ryan Torain and rookie Roy Helu.I cant live with the London Fletcher injury though.

    I have a question for everybody…..Why does everybody get off on the Skins losing? If you are a fan of Dallas,Philadelphia or the NY Giants,dont answer. this question is for the fans of those teams that are out of our division!

  19. rdawg911 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:46 PM

    Really unfortunate whats going on with the Skins. They clearly lack talent on offense, its amazing Mike Shanahan may be able to coach em up to 8 wins.

  20. nortonfest says: Oct 24, 2011 5:00 PM

    Hello Terrell? Hi, this is Dan Snyder. Can I call you TO? How are you doing these days? I hear the knee is coming along fine. We play the Cowboys again in 4 weeks, and I can’t stand to lose to them all of the time.

    What’s that, you don’t like them either? OK, well here is a big pile of money for you. Salary cap, smalery cap!

  21. hendawg21 says: Oct 24, 2011 5:51 PM

    cuda1234 says:
    Oct 24, 2011 4:42 PM
    First of all, weren’t the Redskins supposed to go undefeated now that Rex Grossman has been benched? Wasn’t he the source of all their problems? Isn’t that what I’ve been reading all year? Second, don’t the Redskins have more wr’s on their roster than any other team in the league?

    See this is what makes this site a joke sometimes…idiots like this! Sad thing is you and others like you probably have no football IQ whatsoever..

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