LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Adam Carriker believes Thursday’s surgery could not have gone better. Perhaps that took the sting off being placed on injured reserve.
The Washington Redskins starting left defensive suffered a torn right quadriceps tendon on the second play from scrimmage in last Sunday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams.
“For a guy who had to have surgery and his season is over, it was tough, but I’m feeling OK,” he told LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan. “Mostly because my other two surgeries on my shoulders were horrible nightmares.”
Carriker said he had violent nausea with the earlier procedures.
“But today, none of that,” he said. “I guess the doctor’s were prepared and had more info.”
The Nebraska product is trying to find the silver lining in having the season cut short.
After accepting the situation, Carriker reached out to Redskins coaches to see what role he could still play for the team in this season.
They think he can still be an invaluable resource for some of the younger players on the roster, including Jarvis Jenkins who will start in Carriker’s absence.
He plans on offering Jenkins, who suffered a severe knee injury of his own last preseason, any advice he possibly can.
His first tip: make sure the new guys on the defensive line gel with incumbent starters Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield.
Meanwhile, Carriker also says he would be surprised if there was any truth to the rumor defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was stripped of his play calling duties last week.
Carriker’s radio show, 4th & Pain, airs Sunday’s at 8 a.m. on 106.7 The Fan.