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One Week In, Still No Haynesworth at Practice

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010  |  Updated 2:05 PM EDT
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MRI for Haynesworth's Balky Knee

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Albert Haynesworth will have an MRI today, according to Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.

It's now been a week since Redskins training camp started, and Haynesworth has yet to practice with his teammates.

On Thursday Haynesworth once again did not attempt to pass the team's conditioning test. The reason: He said his knee was still too sore. It was the third straight day he wasn't able to take the test, which is needed in order to get on the practice field.

But really, who can blame him? A heat advisory has been issued for the Washington area for Thursday as the heat index reaches between 100 and 105. And who wants to work in those conditions?

Haynesworth failed his test each of the first two days of training camp, but since then, his left knee has hampered his efforts to try again. He started the test Monday but stopped when the knee acted up.

Shanahan said the knee doesn't seem to be getting any better, which is why Haynesworth is having the MRI, News4's Dan Hellie reported.

Haynesworth continues to learn the Redskins defense as a spectator, watching the drills usually with a play sheet in his hand. He also attends team meetings and has been hitting the blocking sled after practice.

Last year, Haynesworth missed two days of training camp to have fluid injected in the knee. He missed four games and many in-season practices due to various ailments in 2009.


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