Keenan Robinson expected to have fully recovered by mid-December

September 19, 2013

Keenan Robinson tore his left pectoral muscle early in training camp. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Injured linebacker Keenan Robinson continues his recovery from surgery to repair the torn pectoral muscle that has robbed him of his second NFL season. He expects to have fully recovered in another three months.

Robinson tore his left pectoral muscle just one day into training camp and was lost for the season. It was the second such injury for Robinson, who missed the final five games of his rookie season with a torn right pectoral muscle.

Robinson on Aug. 7 had surgery to repair the latest tear and was told to expect a three- to five-month recovery time. Robinson has spent the past two months going through rehab, lately working primarily with resistance bands to regain a full range of motion. He has not started lifting weights yet, however.

If things continue to progress at its current pace, Robinson said orthopedist James Andrews told him he will have fully recovered by mid-December. But because the Redskins have placed him on season-ending injured reserve, Robinson can’t play this season.

Robinson admitted disappointment over the inability to play again this season, but he said the only benefit is that by the time next year’s training camp rolls around, his muscle will have been more than fully recovered, and hopefully there would be no risk of setback.

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What’s ahead:

● The Redskins practice at 11:50 a.m. on Friday.

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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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