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Clinton Portis to miss 4-6 weeks

Updated: October 7, 2010, 2:12 AM ET
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Clinton Portis will be out at least a month with a groin injury, putting the two-time Pro Bowl running back's future in doubt once again.

His injury leaves the Washington Redskins with a very inexperienced backfield, too.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that Portis has a third-degree separation of the left groin, with the muscle separated off the bone. Portis will not require surgery, and the coach estimated a recovery time of four to six weeks.

"That's ...

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