Shanahan announced on Monday that Bowen is expected to have exploratory surgery on the knee and that there’s a strong possibility that microfracture surgery will be needed, the coach said.
Shanahan said that Bowen could miss up to six months while recovering from surgery.
On Sunday, Chris Baker started in place of Bowen at right end and recorded three tackles, one for a loss.
The Redskins announced they have promoted wide receiver Josh Bellamy from the practice squad to active roster, while also placing Bowen on injured reserve and waiving backup cornerback Jerome Murphy. The team also added cornerback Peyton Thompson to the practice squad.
● The Redskins practice at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday and 10:25 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.