Update: 6:27 p.m.: Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Tuesday afternoon that right tackle Jammal Brown does not need surgery on his problematic left hip. The coach said Brown, who on Wednesday had his right hip examined as well because it has been sore, will soon return to Redskins Park, go through rehab and try to make it back onto the football field.
The coach still doesn’t know how soon Brown will be available, or whether he will be. That will take some time to learn, Shanahan said.
“I don’t think anybody knows until you put him through the conditioning drills, treatment and see how he reacts the next day,” Shanahan said.
The coach later said, “We won’t know until he gets some workouts, and after he does work out, can he practice pain free? We’re not going to activate him to our normal roster, take him off PUP, until he’s ready to go.”
The MRI on the hip of Washington Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown showed no structural damage, meaning the former two-time Pro Bowl player will not need surgery, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.
Brown will be treated for inflammation in his left hip - the same hip on which he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in 2009. Hip problems have plagued Brown the last two seasons.
Brown will also have his right hip examined, the person said.
The Redskins still don’t know how long Brown will be sidelined.
Brown reinjured the hip running sprints last week.
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