Redskins RB Portis has shoulder surgery
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis had shoulder surgery Tuesday that will require six months of rehabilitation.
Portis was placed on injured reserve Nov. 15 after breaking a bone in his hand in a loss to Philadelphia, but his left shoulder had also been ailing him all season. He partially dislocated the shoulder making a tackle in the first preseason game, then jammed the rotator cuff in the regular-season opener.
Tuesday's surgery repaired a torn labrum and stabilized the shoulder.
Portis' injuries -- which also included a sprained ankle -- led to the worst season in his five-year NFL career. He finished with 523 yards on 127 carries, the first time he rushed for fewer than 1,300 yards.
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