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Redskins' Jansen breaks ankle in second quarter vs. Dolphins

LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington Redskins right tackle Jon Jansen
could be out for the year after breaking his right ankle in the
second quarter of Sunday's season opener against the Miami
Dolphins.

"It was pretty serious," coach Joe Gibbs said. "We are just
going to have to wait and see what the doctor says."

Jansen was hurt when he was sandwiched between defensive end
Matt Roth and linebacker Zach Thomas, who rolled onto Jansen's legs
while sacking Jason Campbell. Jansen immediately yanked off his
helmet and grabbed his face in agony as his teammates quickly
surrounded him.

"He was laying right there beside me hollering," Campbell
said. "I knew it was something bad. I looked at his foot, and I
turned and didn't look at it any more."

Jansen was carted off the field and managed to raise his right
fist to salute the crowd as he entered the tunnel.

Stephon Heyer, a rookie free agent from Maryland, took Jansen's
place for the rest of the game, which the Redskins won 16-13 in
overtime. Heyer had subbed for left tackle Chris Samuels during
preseason when Samuels was sidelined with a sprained knee.

"It takes away a little bit from the win," right guard Randy Thomas said. "I'm down about that. That's a blow, man. That's a
rock."

Jansen, 31, is in his ninth season with the Redskins. Nicknamed
"Rock," he was the team's most reliable player during his first
five years in Washington -- never missing a start -- but his past
three seasons have been filled with injuries. His missed the entire
2004 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, broke both thumbs in
2005, and labored with a torn calf muscle for much of 2006.

He signed a five-year, $23 million contract extension earlier
this year.