Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn lateral collateral ligament in his left knee, coach Mike Shanahan said.
Hankerson, who had taken over as the starting receiver opposite Pierre Garcon, suffered the injury in Sunday’s game against Philadelphia.
The former third-round pick from the 2011 draft had a series of tests on Monday and Tuesday and it was determined that surgery was needed.
Hankerson has 30 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns.
It’s the second season that has ended prematurely for the Miami product.
As a rookie, Hankerson missed a portion the season after tearing a labrum in his hip in Week 10.
Shanahan said Josh Morgan will start in Hankerson’s place.
The coach said that on Wednesday, tight end Jordan Reed (concussion), defensive lineman Stephen Bowen (knee), cornerback Josh Wilson (toe) and safety Jose Gumbs (ankle) all did not practice. Cornerback E.J. Biggers (knee) practiced fully.
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