September 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker (94) is checked out by trainers after a play during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins confirm Adam Carriker facing 4 to 5 month recovery following quad surgery

Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker went down in Week 2 of the 2012-13 NFL season with a quad injury and he is still nowhere close to a return to the field. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced today that Carriker suffered yet another setback with his injury and underwent his third surgery on Thursday. According to Shanahan, the recovery time for Carriker’s surgery will be four to five months.

There is still hope that Carriker could return later in the season, but there is also a concern that his career could be in jeopardy.

Carriker has totaled nine sacks in 65 career games over his seven year career in what has been a disappointing career for the former top 15 pick. It’s another unfortunate setback for Carriker, but the Redskins medical staff will do everything that they can in order to get the 29-year-old back on the field.

With Carriker still on the sidelines, Stephen Bowen and Jarvis Jenkins will open the 2013-14 season as the team’s starting defensive ends.

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