by Chuck Carroll
Stephen Bowen (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Stephen Bowen (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen will miss approximately the next six months after undergoing micro-fracture surgery to repair a damaged right knee on Tuesday.

Bowen initially tore the posterior cruciate ligament during Redskins win over the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20. He was able to continue playing until aggravating the injury against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 17.

Washington placed the 29-year-old Hofstra product on injured reserve last week. Kedric Golston has started in his place.

In his eighth NFL season, Bowen registered 19 total tackles without a sack in 10 games before tearing the ligament.

“You’ll keep your fingers crossed,” head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday. “Stephen is a worker and it’s always unfortunate to have a surgery like that. But he’s young… I’m sure he’ll bounce back very quickly.”

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