WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Anthony Armstrong is looking at his future with the Washington Redskins with a fresh set of eyes… literally.
The Redskins wide receiver underwent laser eye surgery within the past two weeks in hopes of improving his vision and alleviating a nuisance all too familiar for those with less than 20/20 vision.
“I won’t have to deal with losing contacts during the game,” Armstrong said via text. “I have had to scramble for missing contacts in the grass.”
Last season Armstrong saw his production significantly decline after suffering a knee injury in a road loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Seemingly unable to rebound, he was openly frustrated while the offense continued to sputter and his opportunities dwindled.
During his breakout 2010 season, Armstrong caught 44 passes for 871 yards and three touchdowns in 11 starts. His encore in 2011 was not what he hoped for, managing just seven catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns in two starts.
But he’s not blaming contact lens issues and suspect vision for the lackluster season.
“Not a reason for decline in production,” Armstrong said, “but definitely one less thing to forget to pack — contacts, glasses, etc.”
Armstrong, who turns 29 this month, also said he was looking forward to working with newly hired wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard.