Jason Taylor has second procedure on injured leg

Redskins coach Jim Zorn confirmed in his Monday news conference that defensive end Jason Taylor underwent a second¬†procedure on his injured leg Monday and is unlikely to play in the Redskins’ next game (Nov. 3 vs.¬†Pittsburgh).

Taylor played in the Redskins’ 25-17 win over the Lions on Sunday but recorded just one tackle.

Taylor was kicked in the calf during Washington’s victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 21. Blood began to pool in the leg overnight, and Taylor had to undergo an emergency operation the next morning. He missed two games, then played a limited role in the last two while wearing a titanium pad on the leg. Stitches were removed this week, but bleeding continued to be a problem.

Taylor — the NFL’s career leader in sacks among active players (118) — has just one sack this season after being acquired in a trade with the Dolphins.

Zorn also touched on a handful of other injury issues for the Redskins, including:

  • Clinton Portis has soreness in his ankle, and his hip flexor is still an issue, but Zorn expects the running back to play in the Redskins’ next game.
  • A knee injury kept OT Chris Samuels out of Sunday’s game against the Lions, and Zorn said, “It is likely he’ll need surgery.”
  • Safety Chris Horton was inactive for the Redskins’ game against the Lions with an ankle injury, but Zorn expects the rookie back in action next week.
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