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Jason Hatcher needs arthroscopic knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks

Jason Hatcher, Terrance Williams AP

On Tuesday, the Redskins sent defensive tackle Jason Hatcher to get some tests on his left knee after he reported some pain and swelling.

Those tests showed that Hatcher needs to have a procedure to clean up cartilage before he will be able to return to the field and Hatcher said, via John Keim of ESPN.com, that he will have arthroscopic surgery on Thursday as a result.

Hatcher expects to be sidelined 4-6 weeks after having the surgery, which would put him in line to return to the field as the Redskins begin training camp this summer. He’ll likely be spending some time working his way back to full speed so that the Redskins don’t have to deal with an extended absence once the season gets underway.

The Redskins brought Hatcher in to help them turn around a subpar defense and by itself this operation isn’t a reason to think Hatcher can’t do that. He’s turning 32 next month, though, and has enough miles on the odometer that there will likely be some concern about how well Hatcher can hold up in a pivotal role on the Washington defensive line.

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10 Responses to “Jason Hatcher needs arthroscopic knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks”
  1. abanig says: Jun 18, 2014 11:19 AM

    Well, it could have been worse. A month a half off means he’ll be ready the first or second week of training camp.

  2. dcbuff says: Jun 18, 2014 11:23 AM

    hahahah

  3. ellillest says: Jun 18, 2014 11:47 AM

    exactly why the Cowboys didn’t want to pay a 32 y/o with knee issues evident the whole second half of last season. nice $10.5M pick-up, washington. haha

  4. cueghost says: Jun 18, 2014 11:52 AM

    Hatcher is a BUM, and The Deadskin fans will know that soon enough…

  5. ariani1985 says: Jun 18, 2014 11:59 AM

    Even hurt he would be an upgrade on that horrible green bay defense.

    #Truthhurts

  6. dalfanforever says: Jun 18, 2014 12:08 PM

    Tried to tell you he had bad wheels, but you wouldn’t listen. This is only a continuation of what we already knew in Dallas.

  7. imcornholious says: Jun 18, 2014 12:14 PM

    hmm, this doesn’t bode well… but he he, Lee out in Dallas, Beason with a foot problem in NYG land.

    There will be many more before week 1, so goes the N ot F or L ong sawmill.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 18, 2014 12:58 PM

    Hatcher had a great season then got paid big by the Redskins. Good luck with getting another year out of him like 2013. Jerry played this one right for a change.

  9. wallypecans says: Jun 18, 2014 2:25 PM

    Stop being insensitive and start calling them the NFL franchise that currently plays their games in a stadium located in Landover, MD.

  10. janvanflac says: Jun 18, 2014 2:50 PM

    Not only is he old and injured but Washington doesn’t run the scheme where he had his best success. Does not look like a good signing by the Indigenous Peoples.

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