Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan dropped a surprise in our laps at his news conference this afternoon. He told reporters, including Washington radio personality Chris Russell, that RB Clinton Portis has a third degree of separation of his groin and will be out 4-6 weeks.
That means Ryan Torain officially becomes the starter, and Shanahan said Chad Simpson will move to the No. 2 spot.
On Monday, Portis said his groin was stiff and bothering him but he didn’t reveal the extent of the damage.
Torain looked to be making a move to secure Portis’ starting position anyway. In the two games he’s played, Torain has rushed for 116 yards and a score on 25 carries.
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