Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis issued his own injury report on 106.7 The Fan sports talk radio yesterday when he said his groin injury could keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Portis suffered the injury in Washington’s 17-12 upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He left that game in the third quarter, but returned in the fourth for one play. Ryan RB Torain, who had been splitting carries with Portis, finished the second half. Torain had 70 yards on 18 carries and he scored a first quarter touchdown.
Portis is waiting for the results of the MRI examination from Monday. Player announcements are not official. Head coach Mike Shanahan likes to play these things close to the vest, so he might whisper something to Portis about too much information. Shanahan would like opponents to have as little information as possible about the condition of the team.
If he should miss the Packers game, Portis still expects a fast recovery.
“Being the condition that I’m in, I think my recovery will be fast,” Portis said. “I look to whenever I can help this team again.”
Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy Updates
Michael Vick told The Bruce Smith Show on WXTG Radio 102.1 in Norfolk, Virginia, that he suffered a torn cartilage and “a small fracture” in his chest in Sunday’s game against the Redskins. He hopes to be out one to two weeks “hopefully.” Eagles head coach Andy Reid called Vick “day to day.” (You can always believe what a head coach says about his players.) And yes, “Bruce Smith” is that Bruce Smith, former Bills, former Redskins Hall Of Famer.
Though Vick missed most of the Redskins game, he remains the NFL’s No. 3 quarterback with a 108.8 QB rating.
LeSean McCoy played the entire game against the Redskins even with a fractured rib suffered at some point in the contest. McCoy finished with 174 yards of total offense. Iron man. The Eagles weren’t sure of his status for their game against the San Francisco 49ers.