Redskins' Banks Suffered Collapsed Lung when Stabbed

Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks suffered a collapsed lung when he was stabbed outside a nightclub, and efforts to keep the lung inflated have delayed his discharge from the hospital.

James Gould, Banks' agent, released the most detailed statement yet concerning Banks' condition Wednesday. Gould said the
knife nicked Banks' left lung when Banks and a friend were stabbed
in downtown D.C. early Saturday.

A tube had been inserted to inflate the lung, but the lung wouldn't stay inflated when it was removed. Gould said if the lung doesn't respond by Friday, then a procedure using a scope will be performed to repair the lung.

Gould said Banks is expected to have 100 percent recovery and resume offseason training in two to four weeks.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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