Right tackle Jammal Brown escaped surgery, but there’s still uncertainty regarding his future. Brown underwent MRIs on his left and right hip, both of which have bothered him this summer.
Brown initially hurt his left hip – which he has struggled with since arriving in Washington two summers ago – the day before training camp running sprints. His right hip also is sore, though coach Mike Shanahan said it was minor.
Shanahan said Brown will remain on the physically unable to perform list indefinitely. He’ll rest and rehabilitate his hips.
“I don’t know [his status] until he comes in here and goes through rehab and starts workouts and after he does get his workouts, can he practice pain free?” Shanahan said.
At the end of last season Shanahan told Brown he needed to play at a higher level. One reason Brown hadn’t done so was his hip, which needed surgery in 2009 and sidelined him for the season.
Brown took yoga and Pilates classes in the offseason to build flexibility and loosen the scar tissue in his hips.
“I can’t tell yet if he’s going to be healthy until he comes back here and gets anti-inflammatories and we see how it reacts,” Shanahan said. “If he’s able to go and there’s a good chance he stays injury-free, he’ll stay on our football team. If not, obviously he can’t.”
Tyler Polumbus continues to work with the first team in place of Brown.