The website projects Hankerson as a backup in 2014, with the Redskins still looking for a starter opposite Pierre Garcon.
"I know it will be a while," McVay said. "He has the ability and traits you’re looking for in a guy and he was just beginning to reach that potential and show he can be a very good receiver.”
The rehab timetable for Hankerson is seven to nine months, the report said.
The team announced the results of Hankerson's surgery Thursday, which otherwise went well. He is expected to face a seven-to-nine month recovery timetable, rather than one that would have likely taken just a few months as initial expected.
Hankerson will likely be ready to return to action by the start of next year's training camp.
Hankerson injured his LCL Week 11, and was expected to have season-ending surgery. His seasons is now officially done.