Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan informed the media after practice on Tuesday that wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is fine after suffering a heat-related illness that required him to be carted off the field earlier in the day. The Redskins head coach stated that he was given an IV drip to help replenish his fluids.
After missing the majority of the 2011 season due to injury, the 23-year-old is expected to be the team's No. 2 receiver in 2012.
Mike Shanahan: Leonard Hankerson got a little heat illness and got an IV and should be fine.
"Hankerson was participating in team drills midway through the team’s practice when he staggered to the sideline and took a knee in front of a golf cart," wrote Zac Boyer of Fredericksburg.com. "Athletic trainers immediately helped him onto the back of the cart and removed his jersey and shoulder pads before putting a towel on his head. He was then taken on the cart to the team’s facility."
The 23-year old, who's competing for the Redskins' No. 2 wide receiver job, is coming off a one-catch performance in Washington's 7-6 victory over the Buffalo Bills last Thursday.