The season of Washington Redskins’ veteran player Clinton Portis might have ended for the second
consecutive year after re-injuring his groin during last Sunday’s game. As reported by his teammates, the
Redskins No. 1 running back was being placed on injured reserve.
On the other hand, the Redskins are emerging as the favorites to win their game next Sunday and to
cover the NFL spread against the Minnesota Vikings, who have seven losses and only three victories in
this 2010 season and come into this game after firing their head coach Brad Childress.
Portis played for the first time since last October 3rd and during the first quarter of the overtime win
over the Tennessee Titans, the running back did a good job, rushing for 32 yards and catching one pass
for a 14-yard gain. But after the game, the veteran player acknowledged that he was not fully recovered
from the injury.
However, Portis was optimistic about returning soon to the field, saying that an MRI taken since the
Titans game had only shown just some swelling and didn’t reveal anything new to the injury he suffered
in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles. But now, his season is over.
Portis has missed five games with a torn left groin injury and it could bring an end to his career with the
Redskins after seven seasons. He has played in five games this season, rushing for 227 yards and two
At the end of this year, the 29-year-old quarterback will have missed 19 of 32 games with the
Washington Redskins, taking into account that Portis was placed on injured reserve last December 8th
with a severe concussion and missed the last eight games of the 2009 season.
Clinton Portis has a base salary of almost $7.2 million and is due an $ 8,254 million salary for the 2011