The good news for the Washington Redskins is that right tackle Jammal Brown doesn't need surgery on his chronically ailing left hip. The bad news is that there's no timetable for him to return to action.
Brown, 31, missed four games last season with hip and groin injuries after being sidelined for all of 2009 with New Orleans following surgery on the left hip. The two-time Pro Bowl selection trained strenuously this offseason with yoga and Pilates only to re-injure the hip while running sprints on the eve of training camp's July 26 start.
''The doctor recommended some anti-inflammatories. We're going to bring him back here and get him back in football shape,'' Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday. ''I don't think anybody knows (if Jammal can return) until you put him through the conditioning drills, treatment, give him a workout and see how he reacts the next day.''