- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Washington Redskins receiver Antwaan Randle El underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday morning and is expected to miss three to four weeks.

The procedure removed loose fragments of cartilage.

Coach Jim Zorn announced the procedure after yesterday’s organized team activity/practice at Redskin Park. Randle El did not practice Monday.

“I don’t think any surgery is minor, but this was something fairly minor,” Zorn said. “Sometimes, those [loose cartilage] things are in there and create irritation and swelling. They gave him an MRI, which showed a little piece of cartilage floating in there, so they go in, suck it out and get on with it. He’ll be here for the next set of OTAs. It should be a three- or four-week deal. That’s the preliminary thought.”

Randle El doesn’t have a history of knee problems and has missed only one NFL game.

Defensive tackle Kedric Golston (ankle) continued to sit out, and safety Reed Doughty left early to be with his hospitalized son.

Ryan O’Halloran

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