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Redskins' Springs out for 3 to 6 weeks

Aug. 16, 2006 at 11:27 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins left cornerback Shawn Springs has undergone surgery and will be out for three to six weeks while he recovers, the team said.

Springs, who underwent surgery Tuesday to treat a minor tear to the abdominal muscle that attaches to the public bone, was the second player on the Skins to raise injury concerns in as many days, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Running back Clinton Portis suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder, and was told Monday he would miss the remainder of the preseason.

Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs said Springs' surgery was unexpected.

"Shawn Springs was a surprise to us from the standpoint that he had not missed any practices, played the other night in the game and we really weren't expecting anything that needed to be repaired," Gibbs said. "But he had complained about his groin area some, but it wasn't bad enough to keep him out."

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