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Torn Knee Ligaments, Future Contracts Of No Concern To Kedric Golston

By ZAC BOYER | zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Defensive end Kedric Golston, who tore the MCL and partially tore the ACL in his left knee during the Washington Redskins’ game at Miami on Nov. 13, had no qualms about being placed on injured reserve by the team, ending his season.

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Golston may have been able to return for the team’s last two games if his rehabilitation went well. He did not require surgery on the ligaments and instead will just attempt to strengthen the knee.

“You look at it and surgery would have really prolonged the rehab process and things like that, so [it’s] definitely a blessing not to have it and let it heal on its own and let it rest,” Golston said.

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound veteran, in his sixth season, had 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble while playing in nine games as a reserve. After starting all 13 games he played in last season and 43 since being drafted in the sixth round in 2006, Golston signed a one-year contract with the Redskins after the lockout ended in July.

He doesn’t view the missed games as a missed opportunity to earn a better contract during the offseason.

“Whether I hurt my knee or not, I was still on a one-year contract, so you know, I didn’t throw somebody into my leg,” Golston said. “I didn’t have any control over it. It’s a part of life. It’s a part of the situation and make the most of it and get back healthy and we’ll see next year.”

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