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Hankerson might need surgery

11/18/2013

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson suffered damage to the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee, an MRI confirmed Monday, and now doctors are deciding the next course of action. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said they'll know in the next couple of days if surgery is needed.

Regardless, Shanahan said Hankerson, who was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-16 loss to Philadelphia Sunday, is "quite sore." And Shanahan sounded as if he's already planning for Josh Morgan to replace Hankerson in Monday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Morgan was inactive Sunday, having been replaced by Hankerson as the starting Z receiver and by Nick Williams at punt returner.

"I have a lot of confidence in Josh that he'll come back strong and help us this week as a wide receiver," Shanahan said.

Meanwhile, defensive end Stephen Bowen and safety/corner E.J. Biggers both received good news from MRI's on their respective knee injuries. Both have sore knees. Tight end Jordan Reed will undergo the standard protocol after getting a concussion Sunday.