Doctor recommends Achilles tendon surgery for LaRon Landry

LaRon Landry’s future with the Washington Redskins is up in the air after the talented strong safety was placed on injured reserve for the second straight year with an Achilles tendon injury.

Landry, who was shut down after nine games last season, failed to respond to treatment to the same injury this season and one surgeon has recommended surgery, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

Landry, the sixth overall pick in the 2007 draft, is expected to seek another opinion before taking action. The same injury he had a year ago flared up and alternative rehabilitation options were unsuccessful.

Landry was playing dynamic football last season but did not return to the same level of performance this season and now he faces an uncertain future as an unrestricted free agent in what will be a crowded marketplace due to the high number of veterans who signed one-year contracts after the NFL’s lockout ended.

“Last year, in the first nine games that he played, he should’ve been player of the year — I think he would’ve been defensive player of the year,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said, according to Jones. “But he hasn’t been able to stay healthy. Hopefully he can get it fixed.”

Landry will need to have it fixed to convince a team to invest in him in a significant way.

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