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Ryan Torain injures wrist, could be out two weeks

Ryan Torain, the Redskins’ first-string running back, injured his left wrist Wednesday and could miss as much as two weeks of training camp, according to a team official.

Torain will see a hand specialist Wednesday night to learn the extent of the injury. Even if his wrist is broken, the official said Torain would miss only about two weeks of action.

Torain, who started eight games last season, suffered a blow to his left wrist when he was tackled during the 11-on-11 portion of Wednesday morning’s practice.

X-rays on the third-year pro were taken immediately after practice. During the Wednesday afternoon walk-through, Torain watched, wearing a splint. His wrist and hand were heavily wrapped.

This is the third straight season in which Torain has suffered an injury. That lack of durability was a concern of Redskins’ coaches and in part prompted them to draft two running backs and trade with the Arizona Cardinals to acquire Tim Hightower.

Torain tore his ACL as a rookie, and shattered his elbow on a helmet during the following year’s preseason. Last year he missed four games with a strained hamstring.

Torain rushed for 742 yards and four touchdowns on 164 carries last season.

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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