Haynesworth has knee injury

Albert Haynesworth rested today and did not take a third conditioning test to see if he could begin practicing with the Washington Redskins.

It wasn’t because Haynesworth wanted to rest up his tired legs in order to better attempt to pass the test on Sunday. Haynesworth has a knee injury, coach Mike Shanahan announced when practice was over.

“Here's a setback already,” Shanahan said. “His knee's a little bit swollen. Hopefully it's not too bad.”

Haynesworth failed conditioning tests on Thursday and Friday and was expected to see if the third time was the charm this morning. Instead, he observed parts of practice. He’s being forced to pass conditioning tests because he skipped the entire offseason workout program, including mandatory minicamp.

Haynesworth has done some work on the field after practice with coaches where they explain terminology and basic principles of the 3-4 scheme to him.

“Even though he's not in pads,” Shanahan said, “he's still getting the work in.”

When Haynesworth can start getting legitimate work done on the field, who knows?

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