The Washington Times - August 3, 2009, 01:11PM

Today’s lone practice at Redskin Park is about two hours away and it will be another hot one down in the furnace that is the Redskins’ four practice fields.

One note of interest yesterday was Jim Zorn revealing that DT Albert Haynesworth had a Synvisc injection in his left knee.


Haynesworth has participated in four full practices and just gone through individual work in two others.

Zorn called the injection “a normal thing.”

But shouldn’t this be a red flag?

In his six years as a starter, Haynesworth has played 12, 10, 14, 11, 13 and 14 games. The early over-under amongst us media-folk is 12 games this year.

Doing a quick search last night of what a Synvisc injection entails changed my view on how this shouldn’t be considered a normal thing.

One search said: “Synvisc is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. Synvisc injections are approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in those who have failed to respond to more conservative therapy.”


Haynesworth is expected to practice today but this will require season-long monitoring.

*Huge loss for the Philadelphia Eagles today. MLB Stewart Bradley tore his ACL and is out for the year. The Eagles are already trying to figure out how to replace S Brian Dawkins (signed with Denver) and now Bradley is done. Not a great start for new defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.

Ryan O’Halloran