Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen suffered a third-degree tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Sunday’s victory, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday. Shanahan called the injury “not good,” but it won’t require surgery, and it’s not out of the question that Bowen could play Sunday against the New York Jets.
“Some people play without a PCL,” Shanahan said. “It’s not anything like surgery. We’ll just see how sore he is this week, and hopefully he’ll be able to play this weekend.”
Bowen, signed as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys in the offseason, has started all 11 games in the Redskins’ 3-4 defensive alignment. He had a half sack Sunday, giving him a career-high five for the season; he had five-and-a-half during his entire five-season stay in Dallas.
Shanahan could not provide an update on fullback Darrel Young, who suffered a concussion against the Seahawks. Young will undergo tests in coming days – the exams are mandated by the NFL’s concussion protocol – before he is allowed to practice Wednesday, when the Redskins begin preparations for the Jets.
“We’ll get a better feel for where he’s at,” Shanahan said.