Jason Hatcher will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee with Dr. James Andrews, and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. That time table could jeopardize his participation in Redskins Training Camp which starts July 24th in Richmond. Camp runs from July 24th-August 11th.
Hatcher was one of the Redskins biggest free agent acquisitions this year, and will turn 32 this year. Knee surgery is not a good start to his Redskins career. Hatcher was specifically brought in to get after the QB, and disrupt the line of scrimmage as the Redskins try to shift to a 1 gap system. The age and injury history of the Redskins defensive line was a concern before free agency and the draft, and is still a concern now.
Jason Hatcher (knee) has a compression sleeve on left leg.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) June 18, 2014
Jason Hatcher says he'll have his left knee scoped tomorrow by Dr. Andrews. Out 4-6 weeks. #RedskinsTalk— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN)
June 18, 2014
FYI: hatcher said he will undergo his procedure on Thursday. Cleaning up cartilage on left knee— John Keim (@john_keim) June 18, 2014
Jason Hatcher out 4-6 weeks. Getting his knee scoped. Said he doesn't want to go into the season at 80 percent.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) June 18, 2014
Jay Gruden said concern level isn't high on Hatcher. Says surgery will "just clean it up a little bit. No major damage."— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) June 18, 2014
[UPDATE: 6/19/14 3:45PM] Jason Hatcher's surgery is complete.
Surgery went well S/O to doctor Andrews. Time to get rolling. Let's get it!!!!— Jason Hatcher (@hatcher97) June 19, 2014