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Jammal Brown Does Not Attend Practice After Experiencing Sorenes In Hip
ASHBURN – Jammal Brown was not at practice on Thursday after experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired left hip.
Brown, who has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list all season, returned to practice for the first time on Monday as he attempts to make his way back from hip surgery on August. He practiced again on Wednesday, and head coach Mike Shanahan said he was eager to see how Brown would fare in practice a day later when the Redskins were set to wear pads for the first time this week.
“He was sore this morning,” Shanahan said after Thursday’s practice. “We didn’t know he was gonna be that way. We thought he was gonna practice, but he got in this morning for treatment and that’s why he’s out. It’s a setback, but we’ll find out here shortly how big of a setback it is.”
Shanahan said Brown would not undergo any additional testing or examination on the hip, and that he didn’t require him to attend practice in an attempt to keep him off his feet.
When asked if it’s fair to characterize Brown’s eventual return as hopeful, but not likely, Shanahan said it is.
Brown originally tore a ligament in his left hip while running on July 25, the day before training camp opened. The right tackle underwent surgery to fix the ligament in late August, then spent the first nine weeks of the season undergoing rehabilitation in an attempt to return.
Washington has until Nov. 27 to activate him, place him on injured reserve or release him. The 6-foot-6, 317-pound Brown signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract last July and is making $3.25 million this season.
Tyler Polumbus has started all nine games at right tackle in Brown’s place.