Latest Haynesworth issue runs deeper

Hate for this to feel like it is becoming the Redskins Post and not the National Football Post.

But this is getting silly now.

We’re not trying to make light of a potentially serious medical condition, but reports are now that Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was suffering from rhabdomyolysis last week when he was held out of practice for three days.

Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that three individuals familiar with the situation confirmed that. The Redskins are not expected to address Haynesworth until after practice on Monday afternoon.

Of course, Haynesworth played in Saturday’s night’s exhibition game with the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field, meaning he had healed up before the game. Rhabdomyolysis occurs when there is significant muscle breakdown in the body. It is a condition that can strike in high heat and could signal that Haynesworth was not properly conditioned. Rhabdomyolysis causes a breakdown of muscle fibers which releases myoglobin into the bloodstream and can lead to, among other things, brown urine flow.

Haynesworth was furious after the game that coach Mike Shanahan had said during the week that Haynesworth had basically been sidelined for a few days with a headache. Haynesworth told the Post he was also dizzy last week and vomited, other potential signs of rhabdomyolysis.

The bottom line is plan to see here. Haynesworth and Shanahan simply are not going to be able to coexist. We’re beginning to doubt they’ll be able to pull this thing off this season. Neither man feels like he can trust the other. Stay tuned.

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