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Dehydration Leaves No Lasting Effect On Leonard Hankerson

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Leonard Hankerson was in good spirits Wednesday and reported no lingering effects after leaving the Washington Redskins’ practice the day before heat-related illness.

Hankerson stopped mid-practice and retreated to the sidelines, where he took a knee next to an equipment cart and immediately had athletic trainers remove his jersey shoulder pads and put a cold towel over his head. He was then taken into the team’s facility, where head coach Mike Shanahan later said he received three liters of intravenous fluids.

The receiver, from Miami, said he was experiencing dehydration. It is something he’s faced before, he said, and he felt fine as soon as he received fluids.

“I mean, it was hot,” Hankerson said. “But it wasn’t that major.”

Another receiver, Joshua Morgan, was escorted into the facility by athletic trainers at the end of practice with similar symptoms.

Both are expected to return to practice Wednesday.

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