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Banks Doing Well After Being Stabbed Outside Nightclub

According to Adam Caplan of, the agent for Redskins WR/KR Brandon Banks, James Gould, updated his condition on Wednesday.

“Brandon is doing fine; he has been moved to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, under the care of Redskins team physician, Dr. Anthony Casolaro. The knife nicked his lung creating a pneunomothorax condition. He still has a chest tube inserted and it will remain until the wound heals and the lung remains inflated.”

“We are hopeful that the tube will be removed by Friday, and if the lung does not respond then a commonly performed procedure using a scope will be performed to repair the lung. Brandon should be released within 48 hours afterward. We expect 100 percent recovery where he can resume his offseason training in two to four weeks.”

Police said the stabbing happened outside an upscale downtown nightclub after a man got into an argument with two men and stabbed them. Banks’ friend, Christopher Nixon, received more serious wounds and remains hospitalized. A suspect—Jason Shorter, 24, of Lanham, Md.—has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

“We were hopeful that the tube would have been removed this past Monday, but the lung would not remain inflated. Brandon is in good spirits, especially after speaking with his friend, Christopher Nixon. Brandon would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Howard University Hospital for their care and appreciates the outpouring of love and support from his fans, teammates and the Redskins family.”

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