Biggs: 'Skins DE Daniels will play with torn biceps tendon
Washington Redskins defensive end Phillip Daniels will postpone surgery to repair a complete tear of the biceps tendon in his right arm until a future date.
The veteran who has long been a favorite of defensive coordinator Greg Blache plans to play the remainder of the season with the injury even though it will rob him of considerable strength, the Washington Post reported. Daniels hopes to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field, and he has been told that he risks no further damage by doing so.
“Instead of having surgery, I'm opting to go ahead and play, finish my career and then have it after," Daniels said. “So everything's good. I can play with it.”
Rehabilitation from such a surgery would require five or six months.
“I don't have five to six months,” Daniels said. “I need to help this team now.”
Daniels, 36, has played in 176 career games and has missed just one over the last three seasons. The Redskins released veteran end Renaldo Wynn on Saturday to make room for punter Glenn Pakulak, and they could always bring back Wynn if they determine they need help.
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