Portis wants to return to Redskins this season

While Redskins coach Jim Zorn already has ruled out Clinton Portis for Sunday’s game against the Saints, the two-time Pro Bowl running back is one step closer to returning from a concussion.

Portis said he was cleared in a doctor’s visit Wednesday, and he has another appointment with a specialist in Pittsburgh on Monday, the final check before he can return to the field. Portis hasn’t practiced with the Redskins since he sustained the concussion during a Nov. 8 game against the Falcons.

Portis, who has missed the Redskins’ last three games, indicated during his weekly radio show on Washington’s ESPN 980 that his vision was a concern.

“I wasn’t having any headaches or any nausea or anything; I just felt like my vision was off,” Portis said.

Portis said he didn’t want to put his health in jeopardy, but he made it clear he wants to return this season when he’s given the green light.

“If I’m cleared and I can get back out there for the last few games, then I’m definitely going to try to get back out there,” Portis said. “But if I can’t, [I’ll go] into the offseason healthy and looking forward to starting fresh next year.”

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