Continuing the run of bad luck, Carriker confirmed late Wednesday to ESPN 980 that he would undergo another quad surgery Thursday, though he also wrote, “I will not be stopped.”
If he means “… by anything other than a surgeon's scalpel,” perhaps he's correct.
Instead, he‘ll start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list for an unspecified amount of time as he recovers from his latest setback. And that gives another opportunity to Jarvis Jenkins, who played 16 games last season and totaled 25 tackles and zero sacks.
About a month ago, Carriker seemed optimistic.
“At this point, we're really working on getting the range of motion back in the knee,” Carriker said on The Chris Russell Show. “Your knee is supposed to bend at, like, 130-140 degrees. Typically right now, it doesn't get there.
“My strength within the motion I have is pretty good. But we got to get more motion out of it just to be able to play football, first of all, and then just to be able to live a normal life and do things of that nature. So we get that range of motion back, shoot, I should be able to go. It's just it might take a while to get that.”
As the Washington Times writes, Carriker had some kind of setback with the leg around the start of 2013, but neither he nor the team have wanted to discuss it.