Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was already out for the 2014 season after suffering a torn Achilles, but his recovery timetable has now been extended after he re-tore the surgically repaired tendon.
According to the team's official Twitter account, head coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Hall suffered the injury at his home:
Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reports the former Virginia Tech standout slipped in his kitchen en route to a late-night snack:
The initial injury was suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, per John Keim of ESPN.com. Despite the fact that the ailment was season-ending in nature, Hall was upbeat after it happened.
One (injury) out of 11 years isn't a bad average. I'll take that in any situation. I've had so many coaches, the owner, Bruce (Allen), everybody consoling me like I'm dying. I'm like, 'Look y'all I'm not on suicide watch. I'll be all right. It could have been a whole lot worse.' ... I'm hearing Achilles (injuries) aren't the end of the world. Even if it is, it is what it is. But I feel good about it. I'm optimistic and I'm just ready to get to work.
Now that Hall has suffered the same injury for a second time, however, he is expected to be on the shelf for nine months, according to ESPN medical expert Dr. Mark Adickes:
The 30-year-old veteran has played parts of 11 NFL seasons with the Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders. He is a three-time Pro Bowler and tied for 63rd on the all-time interceptions list with 43.
Hall was already facing an uphill battle in terms of returning to form after the first Achilles tear, but this second one undoubtedly stacks the deck against him even more.
With Washington receiving strong play from young corners David Amerson and Bashaud Breeland, there is reason to believe that Hall's future with the Redskins is more than uncertain.
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