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Redskins' Daniels Has Surgery on Both Ankles

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Defensive end Phillip Daniels underwent surgery on both ankles yesterday, and three other Washington Redskins players are facing offseason surgery.

Redskins Director of Sports Medicine Bubba Tyer said quarterback Mark Brunell will have surgery on his left shoulder, linebacker Marcus Washington on his elbow and possibly his hip and tight end Todd Yoder on his knee.

Daniels had been playing on a bad ankle since the Redskins' 25-22 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 15 and, by compensating for one, injured the other. He managed to play in all 16 games. Daniels, who played with an injured groin last season, has not missed a game since the 2004 season.

Tyer said Brunell injured his throwing shoulder in the Redskins' Nov. 5 win over Dallas, and that he had been trying to play through the injury without having surgery. Washington, who was placed on injured reserve Dec. 23 with a strained right knee, will be examined for multiple injuries. Tyer said, however, that Washington would not have surgery on the knee. Middle linebacker Lemar Marshall, who underwent two surgeries last offseason, has a sore knee that will not require surgery, Tyer said. "I think a week of not getting hit will do him just fine," Tyer said. . . .

The NFL yesterday announced the order in which teams will pick in the first round of April's draft. The Redskins have the sixth pick.

-- Howard Bryant

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