Report: Portis could be done for the year

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Redskins RB Clinton Portis returned to the field Sunday for the first time since injuring his groin in Week Four, but he aggravated the injury early in the game and could miss the rest of the season.

Portis got the start on Sunday but acknowledged to Jason Reid of the Washington Post that he had not fully recovered from the injury that kept him out for five games.

Portis, a ninth-year veteran, said he will get an MRI on Monday. "I'm hoping it'll be fine," he said.

He had five carries for 32 yards and one catch for 14 yards in the Redskins' 19-16 win.

The way we see it

The Redskins were in dire need of Portis returning. RB Ryan Torain, who had played well replacing Portis, was out with a hamstring injury, leaving the 'Skins thin at running back. QB Donovan McNabb doesn't have a host of weapons at wideout, either. Portis could be shut down for the year which would be a blow to the 29-year-old, whose best days likely have passed.

Fantasy Spin

Keiland Williams has gotten the bulk of the carries and his value will increase if Portis has to miss time. Keep an eye on Torain as well; he could regain the starting role if healthy.