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Portis to see Dr. Andrews

Posted by zewkey on August 10, 2007

The Ultimate Site for the Ultimate FanBy JIM DUCIBELLA , The Virginian-Pilot

© August 10, 2007 | Last updated 8:47 PM Aug. 9

ASHBURN | Running back Clinton Portis will accompany the Redskins to Nashville, Tenn., for Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans, but it won’t be to play football.

Portis, who has missed almost two weeks of practice with tendinitis in the knee, will be examined by orthopedic surgeon and team consultant James Andrews to make sure things are progressing and to try to form a game plan for his return.

“Rehab’s going well, and I’m feeling good,” Portis said. “I’ll be back, hopefully soon, but I don’t know when…. Next week, I have a couple of days to relax and get treatment, and hopefully next week I’ll feel much better.”

Ladell Betts, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season, will start in Portis’ place, followed by Rock Cartwright, Derrick Blaylock and rookie Marcus Mason.

Fantasy Impact: Beware of Portis, if you got a high pick enough to take him you should consider others of equal value. Maroney or Travis Henry would be safer choices. Laddell Betts moves way up. He showed himself to be a Fantasy stud last year after Portis took a seat. Betts will be taking considerable time from a healthy already. Don’t forget about Portis shoulder injury from last year too, shoulder dings are very difficult for RB’s to play thru.

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