The Washington Times - November 15, 2012, 03:46PM

Jammal Brown suffered a setback in his hopes of returning from a left hip injury, as the Washington Redskins right tackle did not take part in what would have been his first padded practice of the season.

The hip injury has kept Brown out since the beginning of training camp. He only recently started practicing with the team.


Thursday was supposed to be a big step for him, but he was not on the field as had been scheduled.

“Obviously it’s a setback because he couldn’t practice today. He was quite sore this morning and we didn’t know he was going to be that way,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “We thought he was going to practice. But he got in this morning for treatment and that’s why he’s out. It’s a setback but we’ll find out here shortly exactly how big a setback it is.”

Asked if he was not necessarily expecting Brown to come back but hoping for it, Shanahan responded: “Yeah, probably.” Asked about Brown needing an MRI, Shanahan said he didn’t know.

“We’ll find more in the next 24 hours,” he said.

Brown did not watch practice from the sideline.

“We didn’t think he need to be out there on the hip,” Shanahan said.