Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said that receiver Santana Moss will be out five to seven weeks while he recovers from surgery on his broken left hand.
Moss had surgery to insert three pins in the hand Monday afternoon.
As I wrote a little earlier, running back Tim Hightower is finished for the year after suffering an ACL tear in his left knee.
Shanahan said Anthony Armstrong and Niles Paul will take turns at Moss’s spot.
Shanahan said he was pleased with quarterback John Beck’s play and that if surrounded by a good supporting cast, Beck “can play at a very high level.”
Backup quarterback Rex Grossman is in the hospital, still suffering from pneumonia, and is expected to spend Tuesday there as well.
Tight end Chris Cooley is consulting with Dr. James Andrews today.
Safety Kareem Moore will return to practice this week, but the team still has two weeks to decide whether he will be activated from the PUP list.
Asked if anyone from the team will attend Terrell Owens’ workout tomorrow, Shanahan said “not that I’m aware of.”
Shanahan said that receiver Leonard Hankerson has been making some amazing plays in practice and he wanted to give him the chance to get in a game. Hankerson was involved in Beck’s only interception of yesterday’s game, when the two miscommunicated on a pass route.