Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Oct 2010

Clinton Portis Out 4-6 Weeks

Clinton Portis has what is being called a third-degree separation of his groin and will be out for 4-6 weeks.

Ow.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 06 Oct 2010

11 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2010, 10:58pm by Never Surrender

Comments

1
by drobviousso :: Wed, 10/06/2010 - 5:35pm

These jokes just write themselves, don't they?

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by Theo :: Wed, 10/06/2010 - 6:02pm

What does "Ow." mean?
OT. Who was carrying the ball last sunday for the skins? Torrain? After bringing in Larry Johnson (cut) and Willie Parker (cut).
Hilarious if it wasn't so sad.

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by mm (not verified) :: Wed, 10/06/2010 - 6:51pm

It's an exclamation of pain.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ow

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by dmb :: Thu, 10/07/2010 - 12:49am

Yes, it was Torain, and he had himself a decent game. Keiland Williams has also already been on the active roster this year, so it wouldn't surprise me if he he makes a few more appearances.

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by Bowl Game Anomaly :: Fri, 10/08/2010 - 12:36am

It's neither hilarious nor sad. It was utterly predictable if you followed Shanahan's career in Denver.

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by tunesmith :: Wed, 10/06/2010 - 6:15pm

separation of a groin muscle.

I just had to type that out.

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by dmb :: Thu, 10/07/2010 - 12:50am

I've been a Redskins fan for about as long as I've been able to read, and this weekend will be my first opportunity to watch them in person. Even though Portis isn't the player he was a few years ago, I'm still a bit disappointed that I won't be getting to watch him this weekend.

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by hbh_uk :: Thu, 10/07/2010 - 4:06am

Just reading about this injury gives me a very strong 'no' feeling. No man's groin should ever be put asunder.

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by William Lloyd Garrision III (not verified) :: Thu, 10/07/2010 - 11:14am

Shanahan has brought Torain in twice now, so perhaps he's got some Olandis Gary / Reuben Droughns mojo in him.

However, I don't like the espn.com scouting profile's concluding sentence: "As a one-cut runner he is not very elusive and does not make defenders consistently miss. He is a tweener -- not really a speed guy or power guy. He does not have a lot of upside."

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by bingo762 :: Fri, 10/08/2010 - 11:17am

Not a power guy? Tell that to Quinton Mikell

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by Never Surrender (not verified) :: Fri, 10/08/2010 - 10:58pm

I'd be willing to bet that it's an effective end to his season, as well as his career — at least with the Redskins. Just my gut feeling on this one.