Sprngs out 3-6 Weeks After Surgery

Posted Aug 15, 2006

The Redskins continued to receive bad news regarding injuries.

Shawn Springs will miss three to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a minor tear in an abdominal muscle. That would put Springs in jeopardy for possibly the first two or three games of the regular season.

Reserve corner Ade Jimoh also is out with a sternum injury, but there's a chance he'll return within a week. Reserve Ken Wright will replace Springs -- after having a rough Redskins debut. But Wright has started 47 games in his first seven years.

Springs had been bothered by his pelvic area for a while, but had practiced and played Sunday, recording a sack. They decided to have him get checked out Monday, which led to the surgery.

''You need four or five corners in this league to win it all because someone will get nicked and you don't want a dropoff,'' Redskins secondary/corners coach Jerry Gray said.

Newly-acquired Mike Rumph attended practice, but did not participate. He has to wait until Taylor Jacobs passes the physical in San Francisco before he can practice. Rumph likely will practice Wednesday.

Rumph admitted he was shocked by the move, but he wasn't upset.

''I love to be on a winning team so this feels good to me,'' Rumph said.

Rumph can play corner and safety, though it appears corner would be where he'll play the most.

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