Redskins RS Banks released from hospital

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Redskins RS Brandon Banks was released from the hospital after being stabbed last Saturday.

Banks' agent, James Gould, said that Banks expects to resume offseason training in 3-4 weeks after being released from Virginia Hospital Center early Friday.

Banks and his close friend Christopher Nixon were stabbed early Saturday outside the D.C. club "the Park." Banks required a tube in his chest to inflate a collapsed lung that was nicked by the knife.

"The tube is out, the lung's inflated, 100 percent recovery," Gould told The Washington Post.

In his rookie season with the Redskins, Banks averaged 25.1 yards per kickoff return and 11.3 yards per punt return. He took a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown.