Washington Dealing With Season Ending Injury to Jansen

team officials look over Jansen 

The Redskins are coming to terms with  losing offensive tackle Jon Jansen for the season with a dislocated right ankle.  The injury was described in detail to reporters on Monday, as Jansen’s fibula was broken and his ankle dislocated when his right foot was stepped on by Miami linebacker Zach Thomas.  Jansen spoke to reporters by phone from his home.  The injury that will require surgery this week and three to four months of rehabilitation.

“When I got rolled up on, I could feel things pop. I could feel things break,” Jansen said. “My foot was pointing the wrong way. … It was quite painful. It was a little less painful after they reset it on the field there.”  Jansen’s loss is a big one foe the Skins, as he was a solid vet in the locker room and on the field.  He will be replaced by The rookie Stephon Heyer.  The Maryland rookie knows all about filling in, as he did it at left tackle during the preseason after Chris Samuels went down sprained a knee.     

Washington has their day off today, and will be back at practice on Wednesday as they get set for a Monday night showdown with the 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles. 


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