Kerrigan (finger) underwent minor surgery on his left elbow and will be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
The minor surgery was used in order to clean up "loose bodies" in his left elbow. As a result, the linebacker will opt out of his Pro Bowl bid, which he earned after recording 33 tackles and 11 tackles in 16 games this season. Kerrigan originally injured his elbow back in mid-December, but played through the aliment for a handful of games before breaking his finger in Week 17's loss to the Giants. Barring any setbacks, the veteran should be ready for offseason team activities.
The bone in Kerrigan's finger apparently broke through the skin, so he may need additional treatment in the near future with the
Kerrigan was questionable to play with a sprained elbow. While he ultimately was cleared to play, the former first-rounder failed to record a tackle.
Kerrigan (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Kerrigan was able to practice in full on Friday and he played through his injury last week. It would be a surprise if he was held out come Sunday.
Kerrigan (elbow) is active for Saturday's game against the Bears.
The Redskins will have the heart and soul of their defense in action Saturday, just days removed from leaving Monday's contest with a sprained elbow. Kerrigan has an impressive 11 sacks on the year and he could increase that number against a patchwork Chicago offensive line.
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