Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) runs past Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen (72) during the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins Stephen Bowen may need microfracture surgery according to Shanahan

In his press availability today, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced that defensive end Stephen Bowen had sustained significant knee damage and will be done for the season.  Shanahan also suggested the possibility that Bowen may require microfracture surgery to repair the damage.

This is the latest in the bad news that has plagued the Redskins this season, causing significant controversy over the state of the team and where it goes from here.  No area of the team has been impacted more by significant injuries than the defensive line.  Adam Carriker had suffered a quad injury that put him on the PUP list while Jarvis Jenkins suffered a season ending injury at the beginning of the year that made the Redskins line, especially at the end spots extremely thin.

Bowen, 29, has contributed 8 tackles and 3 stuffs this year for the Redskins.  The Redskins prepare to play the New York Giants in a game that has little meaning other than pride and short term bragging rights as the teams have just seven wins between them this season and are playing for third place in the NFC East.

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