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Portis: MRI on groin showed nothing new

Running back Clinton Portis hopes he can play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after the latest MRI on his ailing groin showed no new damage.

“Hopefully, the swelling go down,” Portis said on his weekly radio show this morning on 106.7 The Fan. “The MRI didn’t reveal anything new, so that was a great thing. That was great news. Right now, dealing with swelling, and hopefully that go down.”

Portis was sidelined for seven weeks after one of his groin muscles was torn off the bone on Oct. 3. He did not have surgery to re-attach the muscle.

He returned to game action last Sunday against Tennessee before suffering a setback in the first quarter. He had five carries for 32 yards before leaving the game. He showed impressive speed around the edge on one run, as well as his characteristic vigor in pass protection.

Undrafted rookie Keiland Williams likely would make his third straight start this Sunday against the Vikings if Portis can’t play. Running back James Davis was promoted from the practice squad yesterday to strengthen numbers in the backfield.

Running back Ryan Torain (hamstring) almost certainly will not play against Minnesota, coach Mike Shanahan said Monday. Another running back, Chad Simpson, was placed on injured reserve yesterday with a broken foot.


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