Taylor hurting again

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Defensive end Jason Taylor is having what coach Jim Zorn termed a “minor” procedure on his surigically repaired left calf on Monday. Taylor, who didn’t practice the last two days, is expected to play a third straight game on Sunday at Detroit, but the procedure could affect his availability for the Nov. 3 game against Pittsburgh. 


Taylor had a checkip on Thursday to see if there was an infection in his calf, which was operated on back on Sept. 22 to relieve a condition called compartmental syndrome in which fluid suddenly builds, 


“We’re going to do a very small lance to kake sure that it’s draining properly, making sure that it’s not going to create that compartment syndrome again,” Zorn said. “We can’t get the thing healed right so the bye week is going to help him.”

Taylor, who had played 130 straight games for Miami before being traded to Washington on July 20, has already missed two games because of his calf. He remains the active sacks leader with 118, but he has just one in five games as a Redskin.

— David Elfin





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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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