Biggers, Bowen, Hankerson all to have MRIs on injured knees

Three Redskins players are expected to have MRI exams Monday on injured knees suffered in Sunday’s game.

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Cornerback E.J. Biggers is believed to have suffered some kind of a meniscus injury in his right knee, Coach Mike Shanahan said. Meanwhile, defensive end Stephen Bowen, who has been hampered by a torn posterior cruciate ligament and was questionable for Sunday’s game, suffered some type of cartilage injury, Shanahan said.

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, according to the coach, has a “possible” lateral collateral ligament injury and will have an MRI exam Monday as well.

Hankerson said after the game that he wasn’t overly concerned, but he admitted that he didn’t know for sure how badly he was or wasn’t hurt.

“It’s cool. I can’t really tell you because I feel good right now,” the third-year pro said. “I’m just taking it precautionary and figuring it out in the morning.”

Biggers suffered his injury early in the game and briefly returned. Bowen also made a brief return before exiting for good in the second half. Hankerson was seen jogging on the sideline following his initial injury, but he never returned to the game.

A fourth player – tight end Jordan Reed – also left the game with injury. The rookie tight end suffered a concussion in the third quarter. He will be evaluated throughout the week in accordance with the league’s protocol for concussions. Cornerback Josh Wilson was checked for a concussion but wound up returning to action after clearing all of the baseline tests.

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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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