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Redskins RB Portis undergoes surgery for broken hand

Updated: November 13, 2006, 7:47 PM ET
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ASHBURN, Virginia - Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis will be sidelined for three to four weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken right hand on Monday.

Portis had three screws inserted into his right ring finger. He is expected to wear a cast for at least a week before continuing his rehabilitation.

The injury is another major blow for the Redskins (3-6), who are mired in last place in the NFC East.

Portis suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's ...

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