ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen will undergo surgery to repair an ailing right knee and miss the remainder of the season.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday it is possible Bowen suffered a micro-fracture in the knee that would require a six-month recovery period.
Surgeons won’t be able to confirm the extent of the injury until they go in to repair damaged cartilage sometime next week.
Bowen aggravated the knee last week against the Philadelphia Eagles and was inactive for the Redskins 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.
He originally tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against the Chicago Bears in late October.
Bowen had just 19 tackles and did not record a sack this season. He is under contract through 2015.