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Jammal Brown doesn’t need hip surgery

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The Redskins appear to have dodged a bullet with right tackle Jammal Brown.

Brown was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list after the left hip injury that bothered him for most of last season flared up at the start of training camp. Brown tried a variety of different methods to rehab it over the offseason, including yoga, but it had to be troubling to the Redskins to see the problem recur so quickly.

The team is free to let out a little sigh of relief. An MRI of the hip revealed no structural damage, though and, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, that means Brown won’t require surgery to fix the problem. Brown will be treated for inflammation in the hip, which was operated on in 2009, and doctors will also take a look at his right hip.

Brown’s not totally out of the woods yet. The team has no timetable for his return, but obviously the hope is that Brown will be back before the end of  camp and without further setbacks on the hip. In the meantime, Tyler Polumbus, Maurice Hurt and Willie Smith will fill  in on the offensive line and make their cases for spots on the 53-man roster.

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9 Responses to “Jammal Brown doesn’t need hip surgery”
  1. alphaq2 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:06 PM

    He hurt the hip just running in a straight line during warm-ups. I seriously doubt Brown will ever be effective again. I’d like to see Willie Smith get a shot. He more than held his own when he replaced Trent WIlliams during his suspension.

  2. bison4me says: Aug 1, 2012 3:25 PM

    Cut bait now. Polumbus came into his own towards the end of last year. Play Polumbus through out the Preseason and he should be ready week 1.

  3. mattyk72 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:21 PM

    I’m tired of waiting around for this guy to get healthy. It’s been the same old story ever since he’s been on the Skins roster. Time to cut him loose and move on.

  4. tcostant says: Aug 1, 2012 4:22 PM

    This cat is still hurt a lot. Just heard a report on ESPN 980AM (DC) say that he talked with him and that Brown is “still in a lot of pain” and that he followed the rest advise all offseason and it is not working. Get your fork out – done.

  5. musicman495 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:33 PM

    It still mystifies my why the Skins did not make any kind of run at Eric Winston when the Texans let him go back in March. They run the same zone blocking system in Houston, and Winston could have stepped in and started at right tackle for the next five years.

  6. bigjd says: Aug 1, 2012 4:44 PM

    Bad trade from the start. It’s time to move on.

  7. defscottyb says: Aug 2, 2012 8:41 AM

    He’s either really hurt or looking for an excuse to not have to go through camp as a vet… cue A.I. “practice”? Hope he makes a speedy recovery, go Skins.

  8. jwreck says: Aug 2, 2012 1:56 PM

    It still mystifies my why the Skins did not make any kind of run at Eric Winston when the Texans let him go back in March.
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    They tried to, Winston had a visit scheduled, but the same day he was released, Goodell and Mara hit Washington with 36 million in cap penalties. It’s a good guess Winston’s agent told him that he should just stick in KC, as Washington was likely to be frugal with their checkbook following the sanctions. Little did he know there is no force on Earth powerful enough to close Dan Snyder’s wallet.

  9. dikshuttle says: Aug 2, 2012 2:58 PM

    Well they’re stuck w/ him now.

    I guess he’ll make a pretty good spot backup.

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