April 18, 2021

Washington Redskins Injury Report for Week 1

The Washington Redskins released their first official injury report of the 2014 NFL season late Wednesday afternoon, four days before they head to Texas to take on the Houston Texans for Week 1 on Sunday.

By Friday, the situation was still pretty murky with regards to a couple of the players.

Cornerback Tracy Porter was not at Redskins Park on Wednesday, as he was having tests on his hamstring.  Porter strained his hamstring in last Saturday’s practice, and is doubtful for Sunday in Houston.

On Friday, head coach Jay Gruden updated Porter’s status, and it wasn’t good. “Tracy did not practice today and neither did Akeem [Jordan]. So, not looking good.”

Gruden, asked if Porter got worse during the week of if it was anything knew, responded, “Not really, not anything different. He’s got a slight pull of his hamstring. It’s just a matter of how much he can handle and how he feels moving forward. So, those hamstring injuries are tough.

What you always see on a MRI doesn’t seem to match sometimes what the body feels like, and sometimes they feel better than what it shows and sometimes it’s worse than what it shows. It’s going to be all on Tracy and his recovery and when he’s ready, it’s dependent on Tracy.”

Linebacker Akeem Jordan, who strained his medial collateral ligament (MCL) in last Thursday’s preseason game, worked on a side field on Wednesday with trainers and wore a brace on his left knee but regressed during the week. Jordan is also doubtful for Week 1.

Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo was limited in practice early in the week a sore ankle.  Orakpo injured his ankle in the third preseason game and sat out of the fourth preseason game last week. He practiced fully on Friday, but is still listed as questionable for Houston.

Tight end Jordan Reed practiced fully despite receiving treatment for a thumb injury.  Reed sprained his thumb in practice but says he will not miss any time.

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