Report: More surgery for Adam Carriker


Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker said in June that he expected to start training camp on the PUP list and that looks like a prediction that will come true.

When he might get off that list is the subject of considerably less clarity. Tarik El-Bashir of reports that Carriker needs to have another surgery on his right leg and he remains without a timetable for a return to the field.

It’s been a long time in these straits for Carriker. He tore his quadriceps early last season, missed the rest of the year has already had two other surgeries in hopes of improving the situation. When he spoke about his outlook in June, Carriker was still without the necessary range of motion in his leg to even start thinking about a return to practice and this new round of surgery presumably won’t send him skyrocketing to that point all that quickly.

Carriker’s a good bet to remain on PUP into the regular season, missing at least the first six games of the year before he’d be eligible to start playing. Stephen Bowen, Jarvis Jenkins and Kedric Golston will be seeing the majority of the snaps at defensive end for the Redskins until Carriker returns to health.

11 responses to “Report: More surgery for Adam Carriker

  1. michaeljacksonisback says:
    Jul 24, 2013 5:32 PM
    Man the Rams wrecked those guys!!! That game was BRUTAL!!!

    Really!? Because he tore his quadricep??? What does it mean if a guy strains his hamstring or twist his ankle? Lol

  2. bigjd says:

    “Might be time to cut him loose.”


    The NFL is brutal biz

  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think there’s a serious problem with the Redskins medical staff. And this has nothing to do with Griff, I’m completely setting that aside.
    So first we have Carlos Rogers, he comes to DC, the staff says “get contact lenses”. He says “no,” and his quickly becomes everyone’s least favorite player with through hands of stone. Rogers goes to SF, their staff says “get contacts”, he says “yes”– Pro Bowl.

    LaRon Landry’s issue with the medical staff was never clear, but clearly there were misunderstandings, miscommunications, and poorly planned treatment leading to two injury hampered years, ill feelings on both sides and a jump to the Jets in free agency. Again, Landry’s health issues are cleared up and– Pro Bowl.

    Now the staff has had literally 11 months to get Carriker back on the field from an injury I recovered from in four months when I played high school ball.

    Everything else about this team is really starting to come together– getting held back by a shoddy medical staff is the stupidest possible way to not make the leap to being a competitive team.

  4. michaeljacksonisback says: Jul 24, 2013 5:32 PM

    Man the Rams wrecked those guys!!! That game was BRUTAL!!!
    I don’t see why there’s so much disagreement here– the game was brutal, and the guys on the field certainly got wrecked, what with Roger Saffold stomping Orakpo’s shoulder; Robert Quinn pressing his arm into Griffin’s neck after a sack; all the career-threatening hits out of bounds; a fight after every other play; Michael Brockers hitting Griffin after the whistle twice (uncalled).

    I mean, I know that isn’t what he meant, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

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