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Groin injury will cost Landry fourth game of season
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“It seems like I’m snake bitten, one injury after another,” he said Friday. “So that’s how it’s been for me this season.”
Coach Mike Shanahan ruled Landry out after he sat out all three practices this week. It will be the fourth game Landry has missed due to injury this season.
He sat out the first two games because of a strained hamstring. His ailing left Achilles tendon flared up and kept him out of the Dallas game two weeks ago.
Landry’s left leg got caught under a lineman during a block last Sunday against Seattle, and he strained his groin when he tried to pull away.
“I know it really tore him up,” Shanahan said. “He was hoping that he would be able to go, but it was a little bit too sore.”
Landry’s contract expires at the end of this season, and his recurring injury problems complicate his outlook with the franchise. The sixth-overall pick in 2007 missed the final seven games last season due to microtears in his Achilles. That lingered into this season.
“Everything that you do both in-season, out-of-season, injuries — it’s all part of the process when you’re putting a team together,” Shanahan said.
Landry isn’t conceding the rest of the season, though. Sitting out the Dallas game calmed his Achilles, and his absence this week should, too.
“I’m always going to persevere through anything I do.” he said.
Moving Kerrigan around
Rookie Ryan Kerrigan flashed back to his college days on one third-quarter play against Seattle last Sunday. On third-and-3 from the Redskins‘ 33 yard-line, Brian Orakpo and Rob Jackson split out as the outside linebackers while Kerrigan lined up as a defensive tackle. It was the first time this season the Redskins have used that alignment.
“I played a little bit of 3-technique in college at times in pass-rushing situations, so it’s kind of cool to do that again,” said the Purdue product. “It’s a nice little change up.”
Kerrigan was double-teamed by the Seahawks’ right tackle and right guard, while the running back picked up Orakpo off the left edge. Seattle’s pass was incomplete.
Kerrigan wouldn’t mind another chance to rush from inside.
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