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Steven Daniels Suffers Reported Torn Labrum, Surgery Possible

Posted Aug 5, 2016

The rookie linebacker -- who has missed the last two days of practices -- has suffered a reported torn labrum and a determination on surgery will be made soon.

The rookie linebacker -- who has missed the last two days of practices -- has suffered a reported torn labrum and a determination on surgery will be made soon.

The Washington Redskins will be without one of seven draft picks from the 2016 draft class, as head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Friday afternoon that linebacker Steven Daniels could undergo surgery for a reported torn labrum suffered during training camp.

Daniels, 23, was one of two seventh-round picks for the Redskins, selected out of Boston College.

During his senior season, Daniels helped lead the Eagles to a No. 1-overall ranking in total defense, allowing just a little more than 254 yards per contest. He also collected a team-high 82 tackles.

This is the first time, however, that he’s suffered an injury that could keep him out of an entire season.

“It just hurts. I’ve never been without a football season,” Daniels said on Friday. “But now I don’t have a football season right now. Just have to take it day-by-day, stay learning from the older guys and take it step-by-step.”

Daniels was expected to learn behind the likes of Will Compton, Perry Riley Jr. and Mason Foster among others at the inside linebacker position.

While Compton, Riley Jr. and Foster have taken all of the first-team reps during training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va., fellow rookie Su'a Cravens and Martrell Spaight have been manning the second-team defense.

Daniels, Carlos Fields and Terence Garvin have been the inside linebackers for the third unit. 

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