Groin Injury Ends Season for Portis

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Clinton Portis's season has come to an early end for the second year in a row.

Teammates said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins running back was being placed on injured reserve.

"It really is disappointing because he’s worked so hard to get where he's at," said head coach Mike Shanahan, who also coached Portis when both were with the Denver Broncos.

Portis missed five games with a torn left groin, then re-aggravated the injury after just five carries in Sunday's win over Tennessee.

This could mean the end of his career with the Redskins, or his NFL career entirely, NBC Washington's Dan Hellie reported. Shanahan said it's up to Portis if wants to attempt a comeback from the injury.

Last year, he missed the last eight games of the season with a severe concussion.

The move could bring an end to Portis's career with the Redskins after seven seasons. The 29-year-old back is 77 yards short of 10,000 for his career and 648 yards shy of John Riggins' franchise record.

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