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Leonard Hankerson Undergoes Surgery On Torn Labrum In Hip

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

INDIANAPOLIS – Leonard Hankerson underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the labrum in his right hip, which he tore Nov. 13 at Miami, he said Saturday via his Twitter page.

Hankerson

Hankerson, the Redskins’ third-round draft pick last season, sustained a subluxation in his right hip and tore the labrum, which at the time required only four months of rehabilitation. That would have put him fully healthy in April; now, with the surgery, Hankerson said he’ll be ready for training camp.

“I’ll be ready to go,” Hankerson said. [Just gotta] keep working hard with rehab everyday.”

Hankerson, 23, played in only three games for the Redskins, but he posted the first 100-yard game by a receiver against Miami in his homecoming game. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native finished the season with 13 catches for 123 yards, but did not score a touchdown.

He injured the hip with 4:12 remaining in the loss to the Dolphins after catching a nine-yard pass from quarterback Rex Grossman. Dolphins cornerback Reshad Jones tackled Hankerson, whose right leg bent awkwardly as he was taken down.

Washington head coach Mike Shanahan said rather than have surgery after the injury, Hankerson and the team mutually agreed to “rest and treatment.” He was hoping Hankerson would be back by April 1.

The Redskins will be active in their pursuit of a playmaking receiver this offseason, either via free agency – which is a rich market this year – or through the draft.

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