Keenan Robinson out three to five months with torn pectoral muscle


Linebacker Keenan Robinson, whose 2012 season ended after a torn pectoral muscle, is out again this season. (Matt Strasen/Associated Press)

RICHMOND – The Redskins have likely lost second-year inside linebacker Keenan Robinson to a torn left pectoral muscle just one day into training camp.

A fourth-round pick out of Texas last season, Robinson is expected to be sidelined three to five months, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday morning. NFL Network first reported the extent of Robinson’s injury.

Robinson left Thursday afternoon’s practice with an injury, and had an MRI exam done on his left shoulder area, Coach Mike Shanahan said at the time.

This will mark the second straight season that Robinson has suffered such an injury. Eleven games into his rookie season, Robinson tore his right pectoral muscle and missed the remainder of the year. He spent the offseason working his way back from that surgery, and didn’t take part in any of the offseason practices.

Robinson received full clearance for training camp, but didn’t make it through a full practice before tearing the pectoral muscle on the opposite side.

The Redskins had planned for Robinson to compete for a backup spot to starting inside linebackers London Fletcher and Perry Riley.

Related: Redskins place Robinson on IR, sign Muckelroy (Nov. 2012)

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What’s ahead:

The team will practice today at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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