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Quick hits: Leonard Hankerson to go on injured reserve

Leonard Hankerson, the rookie wide receiver who had 106 yards on eight receptions Sunday against Miami will spend the rest of the season on injured reserve, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.

Hankerson popped his hip out of joint in the fourth quarter, and tore his labrum. The joint popped back in by itself, Shanahan said, a subluxation of the hip as opposed to a dislocation.

Shanahan also said he will stick with Rex Grossman at quarterback next Sunday against Dallas.

Defensive end Kedric Golston will miss some time with a partially torn MCL in his knee. Shanahan wasn’t sure exactly how long Golston will be out.

Shanahan said he still likes John Beck’s talents but believes Grossman’s experience and confidence helps the the short-handed team more. Shanahan thinks having OTAs in the offseason could have helped Beck.

Shanahan said a lot of the team’s struggles at quarterback are caused by its ineffective rushing attack, which has allowed teams to key on the passing attack.

Receiver Santana Moss won’t play this Sunday against Dallas, but Shanahan believes there is a chance that Moss could return from a broken hand suffered in Week 7 the following week.

Shanahan also said that tackle Jammal Brown (groin) is a longshot to play Sunday.

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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