Leonard Hankerson Has LCL/ACL Surgery

Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn lateral collateral ligament (LCL) in his left knee, coach Mike Shanahan said. Hankerson suffered the injury in Sunday’s game against Philadelphia. He will undergo surgery on Thursday, his recovery time should be four to six months.

Hankerson had 30 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns this season and had claimed the number two receiver position alongside of Pierre Garcon. The injury means that he will end a second season of his career on the injured reserve. As a rookie, Hankerson missed a portion of the season after tearing a labrum in his hip in Week 10. Josh Morgan will start in Hankerson’s place according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

UPDATE  5:00 PM Eastern Thursday 11-21-2013

Mike Shanahan said at his press conference today that Hankerson had both his ACL and LCL worked on, his recovery time will be 7-9 months.


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