ASHBURN, Virginia — Washington Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson might need surgery on his left knee.
Hankerson's lateral collateral ligament was damaged in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
"They'll decide in the next couple of days if surgery is needed," coach Mike Shanahan said.
Hankerson had emerged as the team's No. 2 wideout this season. He has 30 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns.
Hankerson's injury means that Joshua Morgan could return to the lineup. Morgan was a healthy inactive for the Eagles game, having lost his jobs as both a receiver and returner. Nick Williams, promoted from the practice squad, struggled returning punts in his NFL debut Sunday, so Morgan could get both of his old roles back for next week's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
"I do have a lot of belief in Josh that he'll come back strong and help us this week," Shanahan said.
Shanahan said MRI results were negative on left knee injuries sustained by cornerback E.J. Biggers and defensive end Stephen Bowen. The coach said both players were sore.
Tight end Jordan Reed suffered a concussion in the game and will undergo the required NFL protocol for head injuries before he can return to practice.
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