Ex. cowboy Jason Hatcher Knee surgery out 4-6 weeks

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Jason Hatcher to have surgery
    Updated: June 18, 2014, 1:46 PM ET
    By John Keim | ESPN.com

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins defensive lineman Jason Hatcher didn't want to enter the season with a damaged knee. So he, and the team, decided now was the best time to fix any problems.

    Hatcher will undergo arthroscopic surgery, which will be performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday, to clean up issues with the cartilage in his left knee. Hatcher said he'll miss four to six weeks, which would put his availability for training camp in jeopardy. The Redskins' first training camp practice is July 24.

    "We don't feel it's a long-term thing," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "But anytime you have a surgery there's a little concern, but from what I'm told the severity of it is not that great. There's no damage in there whatsoever."

    Hatcher, who will turn 32 on July 13, was signed by Washington this past offseason to bolster its inside pass rush. The four-year deal was worth $10.5 million guaranteed -- a $9 million signing bonus plus his $1.5 million base salary this season.

  2. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    It's a big deal because there's swelling in the knee. It's not that the swelling can't stop, but I think in the majority of the cases it won't stop and best case scenario he has to get it drained from time to time. When you're 25 years old, you can usually get thru that. When you're in your 30's it's more likely to hinder your performance.

    We've seen these type of injuries on this team before. The player claims it's 'just a bump in the road' and the coach says 'we expect him back by such time' and then they come back later than they were expected to and don't perform as well. See Anthony Spencer last year.


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