Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told the media that defensive end Stephen Bowen will need to undergo season-ending microfracture surgery to repair cartilage damage in his knee.
Bowen tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee late last month, and had played through the injury. He further injured his knee in last week’s game at Philadelphia and missed three days of practice leading up to Washington’s game against San Francisco.
Shanahan announced on Monday that Bowen is expected to have exploratory surgery on the knee and that there’s a strong possibility that microfracture surgery will be needed, the coach said.
Microfracture surgery is very serious and has prematurely ended the careers of many NFL players. It’s a lot more serious than even ACL surgery.