Thursday, October 27, 2011

Redskins hit by blow

The Washington Redskins have been hit with a massive blow with the news that running back Tim Hightower has been ruled out of for the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in his left knee.

The 25 year old picked up the injury in the third quarter of the 33-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and is the latest player to be added to the ever growing Redskins injury list.

Head Mike Shanahan has already lost Santana Moss for between five and seven weeks after receiver broke a bone in his left arm in the first quarter in the same game on Sunday. People placing NFL bets should remember this.

The Redskins are currently three and three for the season and Hightower has been one of their standout players this season and looked in fine form at the weekend, carrying 88 yards in 17 carries before suffering the injury. The former Arizona Cardinals man is understandably distraught about his injury but feels his team are good enough to be successful without him."Being on the sidelines and not being able to be in there with the guys who are putting it out on the line, it's frustrating," said Hightower, 25.

"We're going to come back. I don't think it's time for anyone to get discouraged."

 Shanahan was also disappointed to lose one of his key players but says he’s been impressed by how the Virginian has coped with the news."Tim has handled himself extremely well," Washington head coach Mike Shanahan told the team's official website. Those who bet on NFL should bear this in mind.

"He played very well in this (Sunday's) game coming back from the shoulder injury.

"He was ready to play and he was playing well, so it's always tough to lose a player that leads both on and off the football field."

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