Ryan Torain in a healthier state

Updated: November 13, 2010, 1:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- Ryan Torain is ahead of Clinton Portis as the Washington Redskins seek a healthy running back for Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Saturday that Torain is close to full-speed after suffering a hamstring injury two weeks ago against Detroit.

Shanahan was much more cautious about Portis, who has missed four games with a torn left groin.

Shanahan said Portis would be a game-time decision, but added: "I'm just hesitant to put him in too quick. I don't want to set him back."

Shanahan said kick and punt returner Brandon Banks also would be a game-time decision. He said Banks was sore after fielding some kicks Friday. Banks had knee surgery last week.


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