Evans expected to start in Wynn's absence

Updated: January 8, 2006, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Redskins defensive end Renaldo Wynn will miss the rest of Washington's playoff run after breaking two bones in his right forearm in the first quarter of Saturday's 17-10 victory over the Buccaneers.

Renaldo Wynn
Wynn

A ninth-year defensive end, Wynn was injured when he came down awkwardly after being flipped while rushing quarterback Chris Simms. Demetric Evans took Wynn's spot and will likely start next week against Seattle.

Wynn and his family flew to Washington in owner Dan Snyder's private plane early Sunday and the operation took place a few hours later.

"It won't affect his career," trainer Bubba Tyer said. "But you can't wait on it."

Wynn hasn't missed a game since joining the Redskins in 2002. He had 47 tackles, 1½ sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the regular season.

Assistant coach Gregg Williams said Wynn will be named a team captain for the Seahawks game.

"He means a lot to our defense. You can't replace what he's done," defensive end Phillip Daniels said. "It hurt us a whole lot to see that. I think I cried the whole game -- I missed him out there."


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