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Santana Moss Not Thrilled With Missing Time, But Optimistic About Early Return
ASHBURN – Unaccustomed to spending time on the sidelines, Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss is going to be in an unfamiliar role come Sunday.
Moss, who broke the second metacarpal against Carolina, will miss his first game since midway through the 2007 season. It will end his streak at 65 consecutive starts, which is second only to Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne for the longest in the NFL.
“I hate to be the guy that it happened to,” Moss said. “I hate to not be out there. You feel like you let somebody down when you can’t be out there with the guys that depend on you.”
Moss underwent surgery Monday and had “two or three screws” inserted in the bone. He will have the screws taken out after two weeks; he faces between a three- and six-week recovery, according to what doctors told him.
“Like I said before, all I can do is just think positive about the situation and know that the time I take off right now, I get a little mini-vacation,” Moss said. “I’m not gonna treat it like a vacation, though. I’m gonna stay on my grind and just do the things I can do until this thing comes off and I can go again.”
He expects to make the trip to Toronto, where the Redskins will play the Bills.
“I hope I’m making the trip,” Moss said. “If I’ve got to come to practice, I’m gonna go there and watch those boys play. I want to cheer them on, you know?”