Portis reveals second-degree MCL sprain

Redskins running back Clinton Portis is not ready to throw in the towel that used to lay on the shoulder of former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson.

Appearing Tuesday on Thompson’s radio show, Portis revealed he has a second-degree MCL sprain, which sidelines most players about two to four weeks.

But in a way, Portis feels as if he is making progress as the Redskins prepare for Sunday night’s key game against the Dallas Cowboys.

“I had 15 injuries two weeks ago,” Portis told Thompson. “Now I’ve only got one.”

But the one is a doozie. Redskins coach Jim Zorn said earlier this week that it’s 50-50 that Portis will play Sunday night. But Portis is hoping, and expecting, to be ready, despite his discomfort.

“Right now I can’t straighten it out,” he said of his left leg. “I just started bending it today. So hopefully by the end of the week. We’ve got five days, so hopefully I’ll be ready.”

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