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Jammal Brown has hip surgery, expected to start year on PUP list

A referee steps between Redskins' Brown and Cardinals' Wilson to head off a confrontation after a play during the first half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland Reuters

It’s a good thing the Redskins got some practice playing without right tackle Jammal Brown during the preseason because it looks like they’ll be without him come the start of the regular season as well.

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Brown had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hip last week. Brown is expected to miss four-to-six weeks as a result of the operation and, per Jones, should start the year on the physically-unable-to-perform list. That would take Brown out of the equation for at least the first six Redskins games of the season.

Brown hurt his hip while doing some running just before training camp, but it has been a problem for several years. Brown had surgery to repair a torn labrum in the hip in 2009 and has dealt with recurring issues over the last two seasons. The team hoped a variety of different therapies over the offseason would result in better health, but that’s fallen by the wayside.

Tyler Polumbus has replaced Brown at right tackle in the preseason and presumably will be there when the Redskins kick off the regular season.

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4 Responses to “Jammal Brown has hip surgery, expected to start year on PUP list”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 27, 2012 9:53 AM

    Hopefully this is Brown’s last season in DC. He’s not worth the headache and price tag any longer.

  2. fink says: Aug 27, 2012 11:23 AM

    Chronic injuries + the wrong side of 30. Enjoy the paycheck while it lasts. You’re history, dude.

  3. champ1118 says: Aug 27, 2012 12:14 PM

    Time to move on from this guy. Even when healthy, he wasn’t impressive and he’s rarely been healthy. Why bother with the PUP list? Just cut your loses. Holding on to him makes no sense to me!

  4. bigjd says: Aug 27, 2012 1:56 PM

    This guy has become such a non issue who cares? His hip will never heal enough for him to be a back up much less a starter. I don’t understand why Shanahan hangs to some players the way he does.
    I wonder how many games they will lose this year because he won’t get rid of the kicker Gano. The guy is good for at least two game winning misses.

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