Gibbs "Hopes" to Have Portis Back for Opener

Posted Aug 14, 2006

Clinton Portis' injured shoulder will require rest and rehab, but no surgery.

Running back Clinton Portis suffered a partially dislocated shoulder and will miss the rest of the preseason, coach Joe Gibbs said Monday. His status for the Sept. 11 season opener is uncertain, though Gibbs said he ''hopes'' Portis will be ready for that game.

Portis hurt his shoulder making a crunching tackle on a first-quarter interception in Washington's 19-3 loss at Cincinnati Sunday.

Ladell Betts obviously would replace Portis. Betts did not play against the Bengals because of a hamstring injury, but is expected to return against the Jets on Saturday.

...Linebacker Chris Clemons said he might miss four to six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

...Running back Kerry Carter suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Bengals. The Redskins liked Carter and had wanted to see much more of him in the preseason.

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